Cosmetic dental crowns are custom made to fit over the top of your tooth. Just like crowns that are used to restore large fillings and badly damaged teeth, cosmetic dental crowns are made for the fronts of your teeth and look like your natural teeth.
While porcelain veneers do virtually the same thing as porcelain veneers, they don’t cover your whole tooth.
For that reason, you do have to be more mindful with porcelain veneers. However, porcelain veneers are a more conservative approach if you are restoring your teeth for cosmetic purposes.
Dr. Mary Stonisch from Faircourt Dental in Grosse Pointe uses cosmetic dental crowns to restore badly shaped or teeth that are badly decayed. If you have a lot of decay, a crown is much stronger than in inlay or onlay.
Porcelain veneers are used to cover badly stained teeth, teeth that are too long or too short or teeth that are misshaped. Your dentist in Grosse Pointe also uses porcelain veneers to fill gaps between teeth.
When it comes to overall treatment planning, Faircourt Dental overcomes the challenges of matching porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns.
Dr. Stonisch is highly skilled when it comes to both porcelain veneer and cosmetic dental crown placement. Porcelain veneers take a trained hand to place because of the delicate nature of the restoration. In the wrong hands, your new veneer could chip or crack even before you get to show it off.
The best candidates for porcelain veneers are patients who have teeth that are slightly out of alignment, mildly discolored, enamel cracks or a mottled appearance.
While cosmetic dental crowns require more enamel removal, they are best for people who have severely misaligned, cracked, or broken teeth. If you have two or more teeth that are badly damaged dental crowns your Grosse Pointe dentist will probably recommend crowns even though there will be enamel removal from otherwise healthy teeth. This makes for a better fit.
Only a trained and experienced cosmetic dentist can decide between porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns. Your dentist in Grosse Pointe will examine your teeth and come up with the best solution for your needs.