Veneers vs. Crowns

Serving Greater Philadelphia, including Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, & Newtown Square.

Porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns are made from the same durable, dental-grade porcelain; however their use is determined by that kind of treatment and protection that your tooth needs. Many times porcelain veneers are used for aesthetic purposes, common imperfections that are corrected with veneers include:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Slightly misshaped teeth
  • Slightly spaced or gapped teeth

Porcelain veneers are custom made to blend in with your natural teeth and provide you with a functional bite and beautifully aligned smile.

Though sometimes used for cosmetic purposes, porcelain crowns are more commonly used as a versatile option in restorative dentistry treatments including:

  • Capping teeth damaged by decay or injury
  • Protecting a tooth that has been weakened due to damage
  • Protecting a tooth that has a large filling
  • Replacing damaged crowns
  • Capping dental implants
  • Covering and protecting teeth treated with root canals

Porcelain is an ideal material for both dental veneers and crowns because not only is it strong but it allows for the size, shape, and color  to be customized to match the uniqueness of each individuals teeth.

To learn more about porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns or to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Bellisario, please contact our Bryn Mawr family dentistry practice at  today! We happily serve patients residing in the area and around the areas of Ardmore, Havertown, and Newton Square, PA.