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Many of our patients in the West Chester, PA area come to us at Briglia Dental Group wondering how to address imperfections in their smiles. Porcelain veneers and dental crowns are two different solutions that can achieve similar results, so how do you know which one is right? Below, we will look at the similarities and differences between these two cosmetic enhancements to help you decide.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are custom fabricated porcelain caps that are designed to look like a natural tooth. They cover the entire visible structure of the tooth above the gumline and are cemented in place to strengthen a tooth, preserve natural function, and enhance the appearance.

Issues addressed by dental crowns

Dental crowns can be used for both cosmetic and restorative purposes. They may be recommended in the following situations:

  • To protect a weakened tooth due to decay or injury
  • To cover a tooth that required a large filling
  • To anchor a dental bridge
  • To alter a misshapen tooth
  • To cover a dental implant

Looking to fix those chips and cracks on your teeth? Ask your doctor about Veneers!

Learn More About Dental Veneers in West Chester PA

Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.

Why porcelain?

Porcelain is used in veneers and crowns because it is a strong material that possesses many of the same characteristics of tooth enamel. Porcelain is more natural looking than other materials because it is translucent and mimics the light reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel. Additionally, porcelain is resistant to stains, so your smile will  stay whiter longer.

How do I maintain my porcelain veneers and dental crowns?

Maintaining porcelain veneers and crowns is as simple as caring for your natural teeth. Routine brushing and flossing with a non-abrasive toothbrush can keep your teeth healthy. It is also important to maintain regular dental exams and cleanings so the integrity of the veneers or crown can be evaluated, and x-rays can be used to check the condition of the tooth.

Patients who consistently grind or clench their teeth may want to consider a night guard to prevent the veneers or crown cracking or chipping.

A beautiful smile can be yours thanks to dental veneers or crowns. If you are in the West Chester, PA area and would like to learn more about them, call Briglia Dental Group at (610) 615 0160.

Dr. Ron Briglia at Briglia Dental Group

Dr. Ron Briglia has been practicing dentistry since 1984. With decades of experience and extensive continuing education, Dr. Briglia provides the most comprehensive dental services.

He earned his Bachelor of Science from Gannon University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University Dental School. He has received advanced training at prestigious organizations like Pankey and Las Vegas Institutes. He is IV and oral sedation-certified too.

Most of Dr. Briglia’s patients have continued with him in his family of patients for over 30 – 35 years, and the restorations he has provided them have lasted for 25-35 years – clear evidence of his skills and expertise.

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