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Galleria Dental Aesthetics in McLean VA

Veneers VS. Crowns

Porcelain veneers and dental crowns can address many of the same cosmetic issues, but they’re fundamentally different technologies that are more appropriate to some cases than others. Whether you require structural work or merely an attractive cosmetic solution, there’s an option that’s right for you. Please contact the Arlington cosmetic dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics today at 703-957-7069 to schedule a consultation.

Porcelain veneers are thin wafers of porcelain that adhere to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers offer a purely cosmetic solution to patients who do not require other kinds of correction to their smiles. Veneers are the perfect choice for individuals who would like to correct

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded or gapped teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

Dental crowns are like caps for your teeth. They slip over the whole tooth (or, in some cases ¾ of it), and like veneers, they can cover up cosmetic issues. However, crowns also lend structural support to the tooth and reinforce it. So crowns are more appropriate for patients whose teeth have suffered damage from

  • Fractures
  • Poor restorations
  • Tooth decay

Every case is unique, and some patients benefit from a combination of both of these therapies. A skilled cosmetic dentist can help you decide what’s best for you.

Both crowns and veneers have their advantages and limitations. To find out which one is right for you, and to schedule an appointment with our Arlington cosmetic dentists, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics today at 703-957-7069.

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