Porcelain veneers and crowns - what is the difference? – Smart Smile Dentistry

How to choose between porcelain veneers and crowns.

Whether porcelain crowns or veneers are used to enhance your smile, the truth of the matter is no one should notice that you have had any work done. Your friends and family should perceive only a subtle change, something they can’t quite put their finger on.

Although porcelain veneers and dental crowns share many similarities in what they are designed to do, there are actually some important differences.

In addition to treating large cavities, dental crowns are used to restore teeth that are broken or worn, hold together teeth that are weakened by large fillings or deep fractures and secure dental bridges in place. Crowns offer a huge aesthetic benefit, improving the appearance of the affected teeth with results that typically look very natural. Crowns also serve to provide incredible strength and support to the original tooth, protecting it from further damage and, in many cases, eventual tooth extraction.

The chief difference between porcelain veneers and dental crowns is the fact that veneers cover only the front, most visible portion of the tooth, whereas crowns cover the entire tooth. Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for many esthetic imperfections such as poor color, shape or contours, fractured teeth, tooth position, as well as some minor bite related problems. They are also an excellent option for managing superficial stains in teeth not amenable to bleaching.

The important thing to remember is that both crowns and veneers are custom-designed for each patient’s individual needs. That is one of the many reasons why these procedures are so effective – they are specifically designed for your teeth so the fit is precise and the results look very natural. Plus, veneers and crowns are color-tinted to match surrounding teeth and attached with a durable cement to ensure results can last for decades with appropriate care.

Once our experienced cosmetic dentist in Gainesville, FL has met with you for your initial consultation and oral evaluation, she will explain your options and determine whether a crown or a porcelain veneer is best for your needs. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today!


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Kelly has been with Dr.Samant for over 8 years! Kelly’s favorite part of Dentistry is the feedback from the patients. Knowing that she can make a difference in a patients visit goes a long way, she says. 
In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her Husband and their two daughters. “We love to explore the world and do activities for them to keep their little minds stimulated.” 
In 3 words she describes herself as - passionate, organized, and energetic! 
Come see Kelly and Dr. Samant for a consultation for any of your dental needs! 😁🦷

🌟Staff Introduction🌟
Meet Kelly, our amazing Office Manager & Treatment Plan Coordinator!
Kelly has been with Dr.Samant for over 8 years! Kelly’s favorite part of Dentistry is the feedback from the patients. Knowing that she can make a difference in a patients visit goes a long way, she says.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her Husband and their two daughters. “We love to explore the world and do activities for them to keep their little minds stimulated.”
In 3 words she describes herself as – passionate, organized, and energetic!
Come see Kelly and Dr. Samant for a consultation for any of your dental needs! 😁🦷

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! 🍁🦃 We hope you have a filling and safe Holiday! ☺️ 

Our office will be closed early today at 1pm and 11/25 all day. We will be back opened on Monday November 29th for normal hours.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! 🍁🦃 We hope you have a filling and safe Holiday! ☺️

Our office will be closed early today at 1pm and 11/25 all day. We will be back opened on Monday November 29th for normal hours.

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🌟Staff Highlight🌟 
Meet Preslee, one of our Dental Assistants! 
Preslee’s favorite part about Dentistry is seeing the Patients fall in love with their smile.☺️ With her free time, Preslee enjoys spending time with her 2 kids and being anywhere near the water! 
In 3 words.. (or more🤪) she describes herself as - loud (like really loud), outgoing, life of the party. 
Preslee keeps our team rolling and is happy to help you at your next visit! 💛#dentalassistant#smartsmiledentistry#staffhighlights#smile

🌟Staff Highlight🌟
Meet Preslee, one of our Dental Assistants!
Preslee’s favorite part about Dentistry is seeing the Patients fall in love with their smile.☺️ With her free time, Preslee enjoys spending time with her 2 kids and being anywhere near the water!
In 3 words.. (or more🤪) she describes herself as – loud (like really loud), outgoing, life of the party.
Preslee keeps our team rolling and is happy to help you at your next visit! 💛#dentalassistant#smartsmiledentistry#staffhighlights#smile

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🌟STAFF HIGHLIGHT🌟 
Meet Leanne, our Administrative Assistant and Insurance Coordinator! 
Leanne’s favorite part about dentistry is observing how happy patients are with their final results. She says, “I remember the unexplainable feeling I had when I first saw myself in the mirror after having my braces removed - pure bliss.” ☺️ 
In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her kids. “We never sit still when they’re around.” Leanne also enjoys spending time around her son, Brady’s grave - “it’s very calming.”
In 3 words, Leanne describes herself as: Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy. (She related to the 7 dwarfs) 😋 

Leanne is a huge asset to our team and is ready to help you with any insurance questions you may have! 🦷❤️
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🌟STAFF HIGHLIGHT🌟
Meet Leanne, our Administrative Assistant and Insurance Coordinator!
Leanne’s favorite part about dentistry is observing how happy patients are with their final results. She says, “I remember the unexplainable feeling I had when I first saw myself in the mirror after having my braces removed – pure bliss.” ☺️
In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her kids. “We never sit still when they’re around.” Leanne also enjoys spending time around her son, Brady’s grave – “it’s very calming.”
In 3 words, Leanne describes herself as: Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy. (She related to the 7 dwarfs) 😋

Leanne is a huge asset to our team and is ready to help you with any insurance questions you may have! 🦷❤️
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Such sweet goodies from our VIP patient! 😍⭐️🦷

Such sweet goodies from our VIP patient! 😍⭐️🦷

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Maxillary hybrid denture by Dr.Paivi Samant #prosthodontist #hybriddenture

Maxillary hybrid denture by Dr.Paivi Samant #prosthodontist #hybriddenture

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Before and after photo by Dr. Paivi Samant of anterior crown #prosthodontist #anteriorcrown

Before and after photo by Dr. Paivi Samant of anterior crown #prosthodontist #anteriorcrown

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Before and after photo by Dr.Paivi Samant #prosthodontist

Before and after photo by Dr.Paivi Samant #prosthodontist

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Before and After photo by Dr.Paivi Samant

Before and After photo by Dr.Paivi Samant

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