The Difference Between Crowns And Veneers

There are different reasons why people seek treatment with dental restorations. Some need to address active oral health issues like dental decay, while others look for ways to make improvements to the way they look. At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we can help people who come to us with a wide range of concerns. For those who are interested in making cosmetic changes, we can use veneers to carefully change the shape, size, and color of teeth. Those who need work done to address cavities or more serious dental damage can receive custom dental crowns. We do offer crowns that can imitate healthy enamel, so we can take care of you without changing your smile if a front tooth requires care.

We Can Meet With You To Discuss The Benefits Of Restoring Damaged, Unhealthy, Or Misshapen Teeth

We can discuss your treatment needs if you have problems with your oral health, or if you are focused on improving your smile. For many people, the need for restorative or cosmetic work will be clear. For example, someone who has a cavity can require a dental crown, while someone who wants to improve a smile affected by misshapen teeth can look into treatment with porcelain veneers. However, you may be less clear on what support you need for a chipped or cracked tooth. By evaluating you, we can determine if a more conservative cosmetic procedure is appropriate, or if you will need restorative work to protect a tooth made vulnerable by trauma.

Make Plans To Restore Your Flawed Smile With Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that only cover the front surfaces of teeth. Their slim design limits the changes we have to make to your enamel to provide treatment, but they are strong enough to hold up against years of biting and chewing. We use them to take care of patients’ concerns about the way they look. When placed, these slimmer restorations can take care of dental discoloration, problems with uneven or awkwardly spaced teeth, minor dental damage, and problems with tooth shape or size.

How Dental Crowns Restore Your Smile And Oral Health

Dental crowns are used to protect vulnerable teeth affected by dental injuries or decay. While some cavities are treatable with dental fillings, you may need more support than a filling to make sure that your tooth is safe. We do use dental crowns for support when a problem is serious enough to require root canal therapy. Because they can be made with lifelike materials, the presence of your restoration on a front tooth can leave your appearance unchanged.

Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Receiving A Dental Crown Or Veneers

Through treatment with crowns or veneers, our practice can help you address problems that affect your confidence in your smile and well-being. To find out more about how we can take care of you, reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.