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1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Discover the Differences between Porcelain Veneers and Dental Crowns

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Are you wondering whether porcelain veneers or crowns are best to remedy your dental problems? Rely on these helpful hints to choose which dental restoration is right or you.

The Pros of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers offer outstanding aesthetic and cosmetic benefits. Veneers are very thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are placed onto the front surface of a tooth. They are popular with both dentists and patients for the way they enhance the beauty of your smile and naturally improve small imperfections. Veneers are created in a dental laboratory and customized to give you the most aesthetically pleasing results. Porcelain veneers provide many benefits. They can:

  • Enhance a smile’s beauty
  • Improve stained or discolored teeth
  • Correct crooked or poorly shaped teeth
  • Repair gaps in teeth
  • Cover small cracks and chips

The Glory of Crowns

Crowns are very versatile and can improve a wide range of both functional and cosmetic dental issues. Crowns completely cover a tooth to both repair problems and restore its beauty. Like veneers, they are created in a dental laboratory and customized, so they can give you a naturally more attractive appearance and stronger dental support. Crowns are frequently recommended by dentists because they provide such a wealth of advantages, including:

  • Enhance a tooth’s appearance
  • Cover stains and discoloration
  • Repair all kinds of chips and cracks
  • Improve a tooth’s shape
  • Strengthen a tooth
  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking
  • Restore a broken tooth
  • Brace a badly fractured tooth
  • Support a tooth with a large filling
  • Cover a dental implant

Considering the Costs of Veneers or Crowns

If cost is a consideration, you’ll be pleased to know that veneers cost around the same amount as crowns. This should allow your needs to determine the right choice for you. Of course, crowns and veneers cost varying amounts depending on your location, provider, and the severity of your case. Discuss both of these options with your dentist in Abington to see which treatment can give you the best results.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

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Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
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Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
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Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
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Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
Arthur V.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
How can you lose in a caring and professional environment where the staff are just as pleased with their work as you are?
Patrick M.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
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