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Dental Veneers Vs Dental Crown: Which option is better?

May 27, 2019

Dental crowns and veneers are types of dental restoration which are used to cover an existing tooth structure to improve its function and appearance. The major differences between dental crown and veneers are the amount of original tooth structure removed, the thickness of the material used to cover the teeth, and how much of the tooth is encased with the material.

Dental Veneers or Dental Crown Chandler AZ


Dental veneers treatment are considered to be a more conservative treatment when compared to the dental crown. In order to place dental veneers very less amount of tooth structure is removed. Whereas crown placement needs about 60 to 70 percent of the tooth structure removed, which typically means crowns require much tooth reduction compared to veneers.

What would be the best choice?

Veneers as a choice: They are needed when the dental problems you want to address are relatively small. Veneers can address problems such as chipped teeth, stained teeth, small gaps between the teeth and peripheral misalignment which occur in the front surface of the teeth. Veneers can deliver a significant change to improve the overall appearance of the smile.

Crowns as a choice: Crowns are a great choice in situations where the teeth are cracked or badly broken. The crown covers the tooth and keeps it intact by protecting it from further damage. Crowns are an excellent solution for damaged teeth and can bring significant change in the shape and color of existing teeth.

Preserve your perfect smile

With proper care, your dental restorations would last for approximately 10 years. The veneers and crowns are made of porcelain which is stain resistant, but without proper oral hygiene, they can still become discolored. Hence maintaining good eating habits are essential to preserve the smile. It is also important not to bite hard substances which can damage the dental restorations.

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