Dental Crowns – A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth to protect it. It has the look of the upper piece of a tooth, which is visible above the gumline. Crowns are frequently used to restore teeth that have been severely damaged. A crown may be the best option if your tooth has serious tooth decay, has had a big filling or a root canal, or is severely broken. Crowns are also a suitable option for teeth that have worn down around the edges, which can happen if you grind your teeth too much. Crowns can be used to restore a single tooth or a group of teeth.
Dental Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that is put to the tooth’s surface. Porcelain veneers are usually put to the front surfaces of all exposed teeth for cosmetic reasons. They can hide stained, uneven, crooked, worn, or chipped teeth. Veneers are less invasive than crowns, and they preserve more of the natural tooth structure.
Crowns and veneers differ mostly in how much of the original tooth they cover. Consider a veneer to be one-half of a crown. When more tooth surface needs to be repaired and fortified, crowns are the best alternative. Crowns improve both cosmetics and functional strength, whereas veneers are only used to improve the appearance of the teeth. If veneers are utilized improperly instead of crowns, the veneers will fail prematurely. The good news is that a veneer may always be converted to a crown if necessary.