Crown vs veneer, how to choose

If your smile doesn’t match the way you feel when you look in the mirror every morning, it may be time to visit your Lake Forest dentist for a smile makeover. Teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, or otherwise unsatisfactory, may require veneers or crowns, but how will you and your Lake Forest dentist determine which is right for you?

What’s in a Crown

At Lake Forest dental arts we use only porcelain and ceramic materials for our crowns and veneers. Crowns cover the entirety of a tooth to replace and restore its outer structure, while preserving the function of the natural tooth. All crowns require that some of the existing tooth structure must be removed, though the amount is at the discretion of your dentist.

Crowns are ideal for those whose existing tooth structure is severely compromised, whether it be from decay, dental trauma, or poorly treated fillings. While crowns are a more invasive option than veneers, they are best for restoring decayed and weak teeth to their natural brilliance and function.

The Ease of Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive treatment. Rather then replace most of the tooth structure with an artificial object, as crowns do, a veneer treatment places a thin sheet of porcelain, usually no thicker than fingernail, over the tooth surface. Veneers are ideal for those who have enough existing tooth structure to support them. Tooth covers can restore weak or stained teeth to a smile full of natural looking, straight, white teeth.

Helping with the choice:  Crown vs veneer

At Lake Forest Dental Arts our world class ceramist will customize veneers and crowns for a smile you may have never imagined was possible. To schedule a consultation with our Chicago dental office, call us today at (847) 234-0517.

Dr Fondriest is a Nationally recognized and highly sought after cosmetic dentist serving clients from throughout the United States