December 3, 2018 Dental Veneers vs. Crowns Everyone wants a bright, white, straight, beautiful smile, don’t they? Unfortunately, many of us have experienced cracked, stained and misaligned teeth over the years, making that “perfect” smile seem impossible. At Caffaratti Dental Group, we have many options to restore your smile, including dental veneers and crowns. How are veneers different from crowns? Both veneers and crowns are forms of dental restoration, but they differ in many ways. Veneers are considered the more conservative route. This is the ideal procedure to mask cracks, chips, staining, misalignment and other small cosmetic issues. Crowns are used when there are more fundamental issues with your teeth, including bite problems, previous root canals and teeth that are badly broken. They are made of porcelain like veneers, but crowns encase the entire tooth. Veneers and crowns are both matched to the color of your teeth and specially fitted for a natural look. Which lasts longer, dental veneers or crowns? Many patients wonder how long dental veneers last and if crowns might be a more permanent solution. Both options should last around 10 years or more. Our porcelain veneers are much stronger now than just a few years ago and are very durable. Is cosmetic dentistry covered by insurance? While every insurance policy differs, most do not cover veneers because they are primarily cosmetic. However, crowns are more likely to be covered since they improve both function and aesthetics. The cost of both procedures is fairly similar. We work with your insurance company to cover as much of the cost as is possible. We’ll make you smile! Let Caffaratti Dental Group help you choose the best procedure to improve your smile. With our Smile Design Makeover, we will create a custom cosmetic dentistry plan just for you! Give us a call today: 775-358-1555.