Helma Philips, DDS
Aesthetic, Restorative & Implant Dentistry in Midtown NYC

What is the difference between a crown and a veneer?

When looking for a dentist in Midtown Manhattan who does both crowns and veneers, Dr. Helma Philips can guide you in making the decision that will work best for your health and your smile. While crowns and veneers both improve the shape and color of teeth, how they are used can be quite different.

Dental crowns – The dental crowns we use in our Midtown dental practice are typically tooth-colored materials. Porcelain, e.max, and zirconia crowns offer durability and exceptional quality. Teeth crowns encase the entire tooth structure, restoring the strength of the tooth and protecting it from the force caused by chewing or bruxism (teeth grinding).

Porcelain veneers – As with dental crowns, we use only tooth-colored veneers to restore teeth. Veneers, rather than encasing the entire tooth, cover only the front of teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can make the shape, color, length, and spacing of teeth more attractive. Special care is required to take care of veneers. They are not fragile, but avoiding things like sticky or hard foods will help you get the most out of your investment.

If you want to learn more about dental crowns and porcelain veneers in Midtown Manhattan, contact Advent Dental to book an appointment.

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