Dental crowns and dental veneers are both effective methods for tooth restoration. Crowns and veneers enhance your natural smile while providing protection for your teeth. There are some differences between these two treatment options, and the right choice for you depends on your oral health needs. Dr. Frederick Marra provides essential dental care to patients in Cohoes, New York at Capital Region Complete Dental Care & Implants. Dr. Marra is dedicated to working with patients one-on-one to help them maintain their oral health and prevent future dental problems. Learn about the differences in how veneers and crowns treat dental problems below. Dr. Marra can help determine which dental treatment best fits your needs.
Addressing Minor Cosmetic Issues
Dental veneers are crafted from thin porcelain ceramic bonded to the front of damaged or stained teeth. Our porcelain veneers can be used to restore the color and shape of teeth, reduce gaps between your teeth, or reshape and lengthen misshapen teeth. If your teeth are chipped or are showing signs of wear and tear, porcelain veneers can protect them from further damage. Veneers are a conservative treatment that requires less preparation of the tooth prior to treatment. Dr. Marra may only remove a thin layer of tooth enamel from the front of the tooth.
Advanced Tooth Restoration
Dental crowns fully cover damaged teeth to protect the sensitive tissue inside. During treatment, Dr. Marra removes the outer layer of enamel and places a custom crown to hold a damaged tooth together. Dental crowns are constructed of porcelain, resin, or composite material that is durable enough to handle biting forces. Because dental crowns require tooth preparation, they are an ideal treatment for patients who have extensive damage to one or more teeth. Dr. Marra can place dental crowns following root canal treatment on formerly decayed or infected teeth.
Contact Our Cohoes Dental Office
Do you want to repair one or more damaged teeth? Call Capital Region Complete Dental Care & Implants today at (518) 650-1930. You can also request an appointment with Dr. Marra online. He will help you decide whether dental crowns or veneers are right for you.