Dental Crowns vs. Veneers - Livermore, CA

Dental Crowns vs. Veneers

Cosmetic and Functional Smile Enhancements

Gain Confidence

However small they may be, smile imperfections can be an enormous cause of self-consciousness. Whether the imperfection is cosmetic, or disrupts proper function of the mouth, there are options available to make your smile perfect. Dental crowns and porcelain veneers each serve their own slightly different purposes and may be recommended depending on your needs, but either one may be part of a more involved full mouth treatment plan to completely enhance your smile.


Dental crowns are “caps” that cover an existing tooth or dental implant. They are designed to replicate the look and feel of your natural teeth.

Model of a Dental Crown

Ideal Candidate

  • Weak Tooth
  • Damaged or Broken Tooth
  • Misshapen Tooth
  • Severe Discoloration


  • Natural-Looking
  • Strong and Durable
  • Long-Lasting

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that cover the outer-facing portion of your tooth.

Ideal Candidate

Porcelain Veneer Illustration
  • Tooth Misalignment
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Worn or Uneven Teeth
  • Chipped Teeth
  • Tooth Discoloration


  • Your Natural Teeth Remain Largely Intact
  • No Recovery Time
  • Stain Resistant

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As an associate member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Richard Howes has the skills required to make your smile beautiful, and functional. He has been enhancing smiles for over 30 years, changing the lives of patients that can now wear their smiles confidently.

You can have the smile you want. Schedule your consultation today.

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