Veneers Versus Dental Crowns

Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

Posted: August 27, 2015

A happy woman with a bright smile spends time with a friendPorcelain veneers and dental crowns are both popular methods of addressing imperfect smiles, but many of our West Jordan patients aren’t sure which option best suits their individual needs. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, Dr. Keith Warr can help you get the look and self-confidence you desire by assessing your current oral structure and recommending the best approach to gaining a healthy, beautiful smile.

Depending on the specifics of what you hope to achieve with your smile, and the current condition of your mouth, the decision on whether to go with a porcelain crown versus a porcelain veneer will vary. While both options can create amazing results, each procedure has its recommended use.

  • Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are most often used to correct teeth that are stained, discolored, crowded or gapped. They are made of remarkably thin pieces of porcelain and can only be placed on strong underlying teeth.
  • Porcelain Crowns: The aesthetic results of dental crowns are similar to those of veneers and they are most often placed when tooth decay or root canal therapy has compromised a patient’s existing tooth structure. Dental crowns require a more invasive procedure for placement, so if no preexisting conditions such as TMJ or bruxism exist, veneers will typically be the preferred option.

The best way to find out if veneers or dental crowns are best for you is to schedule an appointment with our experienced West Jordan dentist, Dr. Warr by calling (801) 216-3713 or by completing the form on this page. We proudly serve patients from Midvale, South Jordan and throughout the Salt Lake City area.