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Has a piece of your tooth broken off? That’s heartbreaking, but fortunately, dentists have advanced treatment methods. As a result, the tooth can be replaced with a crown or veneer, you can prevent rotting teeth. A veneer is also known as a veneer or veneers. But what exactly is the difference between these two tooth replacements, and is it best to go for a crown or veneer?
The difference between a crown and veneer mainly relates to the materials used. A veneer uses the material ceramic. During treatment, a thin slab of ceramic is placed against the tooth. A crown uses the material porcelain. The dentist puts a porcelain cap over the tooth during treatment. A crown also involves grinding off part of the tooth, otherwise the cap cannot be placed.
Crowns are especially suitable for teeth that have rotted away. A crown can also help with weakened teeth. Then the crown is placed to strengthen the weak tooth. The old function of the tooth is thus restored. People also choose crowns for aesthetic reasons. In case of crooked or discoloured front teeth, a porcelain cap can smooth out these irregularities.
Veneers are especially suitable for beautifying your teeth. A chipped tooth can be refilled with veneer. Moreover, it is also ideal for people with a gap between the teeth. Veneers allow you to beautify your teeth, while a crown also has a practical function.
Many people wonder if having veneers placed is bad for teeth. Fortunately, veneers are not bad for teeth. In fact, veneers are made exactly for your teeth. Even in the long run, you won’t get any damage from the veneers for that reason. On the contrary, they help make the teeth look better and they repair minor damage. The thing is that veneers can make teeth a bit more sensitive. This is because tooth tissue is removed during treatment.
We mentioned earlier that a crown also has a practical function. In most cases, dentists also place crowns on dead teeth for this reason. However, this does have to do with the type of tooth. Is the tooth still reasonably sound? Then you can sometimes go for a veneer. It is best to ask your dentist about this, as they can look at your personal situation.
The front teeth in your teeth are the most visible, which is why veneers are often nicer there. So again, this does depend on the type of damage. Is the tooth otherwise still good, or do you also need a crown to restore its former function? A dentist can advise you on this.
Frequently asked questions
What are crowns and veneers used for?
Crowns and veneers can restore your chipped teeth. For example, they are used to beautify chipped teeth. The downside is that veneers are not suitable for everyone. On the other hand, the price of having a crown placed is again higher than having a veneer placed. This is because the dental technician needs more material when making a crown.
What is the difference between crowns and veneers?
The difference lies mainly in the material. In a crown, a porcelain cap is placed over the tooth. In a veneer, a thin sheet of ceramic is placed against the tooth.
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