Crowns, Bridges and Veneers

HomeTown Dental can provide you with veneers, crowns and bridges.

Crowns, Bridges and Veneers

These are restorative and cosmetic dentistry that we offer patients. While both are similar in the services they include, the biggest difference is that cosmetic is for beauty, confidence and functionality purposes. Restorative, on the other hand, is by necessity. The main services they use in common are crowns, bridges and veneers. Here is some information to help if you suspect you’re in need of crowns, bridges or veneers.


Crowns are a common permanent solution to damaged teeth. Just as a royal crown covers someone’s head, dental crowns cover your tooth or implant. This is usually the best solution since it looks, feels performs the most natural. However, some form of dental surgery or dental reshaping will occur to secure a space for the crown to rest. If restorative methods are needed an implant might be needed


The most qualifying aspect of bridges is that they can comfortably replace multiple teeth. This is possible by “bridging” the gap between two prepared teeth. The two prepared teeth serve as anchors for the bridge to cover the missing teeth. Missing teeth is the common cause for needing bridges thus they can also help prevent shifting of teeth.


Dental veneers are shells that are permanently attached to your teeth. This means they can solve problems involving chipped, crooked, spaced, stained and broken teeth.

Bright white and perfectly aligned teeth are available as easy as that. However, veneers can only help with subtle issues. For major issues, you may need restorative work done. Reversely, if you have a minor issue, involving one tooth for example, it can be difficult unless you are willing to have that whole row covered.

Types of Veneers

Veneers are created by professional dental technicians in laboratories. There are two main materials: porcelain and composite resin. Of the two, porcelain is longer lasting but also pricier. Another difference is that composite resin veneers can be created in your mouth at the dental office. Veneers created outside of the laboratory area then attached to your teeth with resin cement.

Whitening instead?

Especially when considering veneers, you should ask yourself if your cosmetic problem can be solved with whitening. If the answer is yes, there are few more questions to ask yourself before you decide to whiten instead. Are there other problems? If so, you may want to consider another option. If not then whitening may be the route to go.

Teeth discoloration is a major concern for many people, however many are hesitant to try professional teeth whitening. When it comes to getting whiter teeth, having them whitened by a trained and professional dentist is your safest and most effective bet. Often there is are misconceptions about the process, you can see some myths we busted about teeth whitening here on our blog.

For your brightest smile!

Whatever your cosmetic (or restorative) issue may be, HomeTown Dental has the professionals to help you. Come in for a consultation and we can help decide which process is best suited for your needs. Call us at (817) 222- 9900 for the brightest smile of your life!