Crowns are dental restorations that are performed to protect teeth that are likely to break. A tooth that is in need of a crown may have become weakened by previous cavities that required large fillings, root canal treatment, or may have begun to fracture already. When a crown is placed on a tooth it prevents biting pressure from splitting and fracturing the tooth. It is best to protect weak teeth before they break. If a fracture has been allowed to develop, the tooth may still be able to be repaired but the necessary repairs can be more extensive. Consultation with a dentist can help identify any teeth that may be weak.
Veneers are porcelain facings placed onto teeth to change their appearance or repair fractures. A single veneer may be done to mask discoloration or to correct rotation of a tooth. Multiple veneers can be used to alter a group of teeth esthetically and achieve a uniform appearance.
Please take a moment to look at our before and after photos below of crown and veneer treatment completed in our office. Our team at Dental Care Associates hopes that you have found this information helpful. Only a professional evaluation and consultation can determine which, if any, treatment may be indicated for you. Please feel free to contact us at 701-852-0632 to schedule an examination appointment. We are currently accepting new patients.