Battle of the Dental Restorations: Crowns vs Veneers

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When it comes to dental restorations, crowns and veneers are both wonderful candidates. To choose between them may seem like a battle between superheroes.

Which is better? In reality, there is no blanket one-size-fits-all answer to that question. Treatments are best determined on a case-by-case basis. However, as Dr. James Voorhees and you evaluate the best treatment for you, here’s a side by side comparison to look at:

Dental veneers are:
-extremely durable, lasting an average of 10 years
-known for their aesthetic beauty
-can fill in chips and cracks for teeth with strong roots, especially your front teeth
-usually better than crowns when it comes to covering staining and minor imperfections
-can protect your teeth better than our own natural tooth enamel

Dental crowns are:
-also very durable, lasting an average of 10 years, the same time as veneers
-used to completely conceal and cap a tooth
-helpful for teeth that have suffered any kind of damage, especially molars
-best for protecting weak teeth that are at an increased risk for tooth decay and cavities
-also can protect your teeth better than our own natural tooth enamel

Don’t postpone visiting our team to perceive what veneers or crowns can do for your smile. To schedule an appointment with Dr. James Voorhees and our team at our dentist office in Lenexa, Kansas, please ring us at 913-888-2474. The smile of your dreams is only a call away!