There are many procedures in the world of dental care that straddle the line between cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. Two of those are dental crowns and dental veneers. Both of these can be used to protect a tooth from further damage and to make your smile straight, white, and even. But did you know that there is a reason for choosing one over the other? Learn why we might recommend porcelain veneers or dental crowns when you visit us in Stockton.

Why Choose Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns could be considered more serious in nature than porcelain veneers, because these are largely used when a tooth has been severely damaged and needs protecting. If the function of your mouth (chewing and speaking) has become compromised, then dental crowns may be in order. That being said, dental crowns are often considered easier to place and maintain, and often last longer than veneers. These factors may mean that it is better for you to choose crowns over veneers.

Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a great way to instantly make over your smile. These are thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to the front of a tooth, and cannot only address stained teeth, but also teeth that appear too short, teeth that are chipped or uneven along the bottom, and other cosmetic concerns. Porcelain veneers are often more affordable than dental crowns, which is why many dentists recommend this procedure for simple cosmetic changes.

What Should You Choose in Stockton?

When you visit the dentist in Stockton at Martin Implants, the first step will be assessing whether you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Then your dentist can help you decide which is the better treatment based on your specific dental needs. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call 209-951-4251.