I was going to get some dental crowns for some teeth, but then read about porcelain veneers. They seem like a better option for pretty teeth. Can I get them instead of crowns?
Beverly C. – Iowa
The answer is it depends on a couple of things. First, have your teeth already been filed down for crowns? If so, there will be no way to get porcelain veneers. You’re stuck with the crowns. If not, then it depends on why your dentist suggested crowns. There are some causes, like large cavities, that require a crown instead of a veneer. Those cases would still require crowns.
It is possible to mix crowns and porcelain veneers. You could get a crown on the teeth that have too much damage for a veneer, while getting veneers for the other teeth.
The key is having an advanced cosmetic dentist. Preferably a dentist who is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. They are the top cosmetic dentists in their field, so you’re pretty much guaranteed a gorgeous smile.
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