At Beach Cities Dental Group, Dr. Haddad offers high-quality dental services in our Oxnard, CA dentist office. Two of our most popular services include porcelain veneers and dental crowns. While these two dental services may seem very similar, they are actually utilized within your smile very differently. Learn more about the differences between porcelain veneers and dental crowns below:
Do I Get Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry solution used to address blemishes on your dental structures. Some dental blemishes that porcelain veneers can be used to conceal include gaps, chips, bleach-resistant stains, and misshapen teeth. You can get one dental veneer or a full mouth of veneers depending on our needs and goals. While a few strategically placed porcelain veneers can improve the overall uniformity of your smile, a full mouth of veneers can help you achieve a complete smile makeover.
Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are used to replace the front-facing portion of your natural tooth. Because they are extremely thin, they do not require very much enamel removal to make space for the veneer. Patients rarely report experiencing any discomfort during the porcelain veneer application procedure. Once complete, you will achieve a “your smile but better” result that makes your teeth look brand new and beautiful.
Do I Get Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are a restorative dentistry solution used to address dental damages caused by injury or dental decay. While minor dental blemishes can be addressed using cosmetic dentistry solutions, any dental damage that impacts the functionality of your teeth will require more comprehensive care. A dental crown allows patients to replace the entire exterior of a severely damaged tooth without requiring a tooth extraction. The natural tooth is shaped down to its foundational core and topped with a custom dental crown that will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Because the dental crown replaces more surface area of your tooth compared to porcelain veneers, more enamel removal will be required during the application process. Don’t worry though. Our team will make sure that you are calm and comfortable every step of the way. The end result of the dental crown procedure is a restoration that looks and functions just like your natural teeth, with your natural tooth roots supporting the dental crown for many years to come.
Dr. Haddad will need to evaluate your smile before offering you a treatment plan that best meets your needs. We invite you to schedule an appointment to visit our Oxnard, CA dentist office and learn more about how porcelain veneers and dental crowns can benefit your smile. We look forward to seeing you soon.