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Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Crowns and Veneers

You have most likely heard of crowns and veneers. Both are a method used for dental restoration and can improve the look and function of your teeth. Both options will help you transform the shape and look of your teeth. However, there are some differences between them. Typically, a veneer covers only the front part of your tooth while a crown covers the entire tooth.

Crowns v/s Veneers v/s Bonding

A crown can be made of either metal, porcelain or a combination of the two materials. Crowns differ from a veneer in terms of thickness. Crowns are usually double the thickness of a veneer, which makes it more durable and resistant to cracking. On the other hand, veneers are thinner and are considered a more conservative treatment than crowns. Veneers are also the fastest and most dramatic way to improve your smile. Veneers are simply a thin layer of porcelain applied to the front of your teeth in order to enhance your smile. You don’t necessarily need to have veneers placed on all of your teeth; they can be placed only on a few teeth that appear when you smile. Teeth bonding, also known as dental bonding, is a procedure in which your dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to your teeth. It can either be applied to one or more of your teeth as needed to repair the damage.

Crown v/s Veneer: Which is better?

Both crown and veneers have their own unique benefits associated with them. It is completely up to you, your expectations and your current dental condition as to which of the two procedures will be the best option for you. And as stated earlier, veneers are thinner in comparison to crowns, which means they are more likely to chip, crack, or wear out quicker than crowns. So, if you are looking for something that lasts longer, crowns may be the best solution for your needs. However, since crowns are more durable, they cost more than veneers.

How strong are crowns on front teeth?

When it comes to durability, veneers typically last 7-15 years while crowns usually last 10-15 years. The reason being, crowns are made of thicker, more durable material, which is why they tend to last a little longer. Crowns also cover the entire tooth, so if you have crowns installed on your front teeth; there will be a significant difference in your teeth appearnce. Veneers also provide a pleasing appearance; however, the thinner material provides a more natural appearance than crowns. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of crowns and veneers and to schedule your consultation appointment.
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