Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Crowns

At Premier Dental Care in Palmdale & Lancaster, CA, Dr. Naguib provides his patients with high-quality dental services including porcelain veneers and dental crowns.

Porcelain Veneers Lancaster, CA

While these two dental treatment options may seem very similar, they actually serve different purposes within your smile. Learn more about the differences between porcelain veneers and dental crowns by reading more below.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are primarily used as a cosmetic dentistry solution for patients looking to improve the overall uniformity of their smiles. Consisting of a thin, porcelain shell, the veneer is placed over the front-facing portion of your tooth. Most patients utilize porcelain veneers on their front teeth or the teeth that are most visible when they smile. This treatment option can be used to address concerns like gaps, minor chips, bleach-resistant stains, or misaligned teeth.

If you have teeth that are misshapen, this cosmetic dentistry service allows Dr. Naguib to even out your smile without compromising any of your smile’s functionality. Porcelain veneers are an investment in the aesthetics of your smile and are secured to your teeth using dental cement. This minimally invasive treatment option is available to patients after any underlying dental concerns are addressed to create a beautiful and healthy end result.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are primarily used as a restorative dentistry solution for patients suffering from severe dental damage. Deep chips or cracks that compromise your tooth’s overall functionality should be addressed with a dental crown to avoid further damage to your natural tooth structure.

Dental crowns are porcelain prosthetic teeth that are created to replace a damaged tooth. The affected tooth will be shaped down to its foundational core, needing extensive enamel removal to make space for the dental crown. 

While porcelain veneers only cover the front-facing portion of your tooth, dental crowns replace the entire exterior of your tooth. Once complete, the dental crown is secured to the foundational core of your affected tooth, functionally and cosmetically replacing it while still allowing you to maintain tooth-root functionality. Patients love dental crowns because they allow them to address severe dental damage without the need for a tooth extraction.

Schedule An Appointment

Looking for a dentist in Palmdale, CA? What about a dentist in Lancaster, CA? Premier Dental Care offers two convenient locations for our Antelope Valley patients. If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or any of our other available dental services, please schedule an appointment online.