Which One is Right For You Crowns
Crowns and veneers are both dental restoration methods that can improve the function and
look of your teeth. A dental crown covers the entire tooth and a veneer covers only the front
of your tooth this is the only main difference between them. It is important to know which one
is best for you because dental restoration procedures are costly. Both have good success
rates although the procedures are different. Here’s a look at how they are used and look at
the differences between crowns and veneers.
Difference between a crown and a veneer
A crown covers the whole tooth and is about 2 mm in thickness. It can be porcelain fused to
a metal alloy (PFM), all-porcelain, or an all-metal alloy. Whereas a Veneers teeth are about
1 millimeter(mm) in thickness that is bonded to the front of your existing tooth and has a very
thin layer of porcelain or other materials.
It will depend on the condition of your teeth whether a crown or a veneer is right for you and
what you are trying to fix. Here are some common conditions for restoration which are as
1. Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
2. Crooked teeth
3. Discolored teeth
4. Weakened or decayed teeth
Except for all-metal crowns, Both crowns and veneers are color-matched to your teeth.
When are crowns the best choice?
When there are more fundamental issues with existing tooth crown are typically needed
instead of a veneer. These situations include where root canal treatment has been needed
or teeth that are badly cracked or broken. The crown is used to protect it from any further
damage that might lead to extraction and also keep the tooth intact. It becomes the new
outside surface for the tooth with the nub of the original tooth safely inside once the crown is
cemented firmly into place.
Where the edge of the tooth has been damaged by grinding is another situation where
crowns are a better choice than veneers. A veneer does not cover the edges only covers the