Quite often patients wonder what the difference is between a dental crown and a veneer. The answer is simple. A dental crown is used to cover the entire tooth whereas a veneer covers only the front part of your tooth. Both of them are made in such a way that they match the natural color of your teeth. A veneer is actually less invasive than a crown because a larger part of the original tooth can remain intact.
Veneers are usually the preferred choice for cosmetic restoration or for minor shape corrections whereas crowns are the best option when the health of the tooth has been compromised. For example, if the tooth has a large filling or if you have undergone root canal treatment for this particular tooth.
Dr Tolios will carefully examine you and discuss with you before choosing the right alternative for you. The right type of tooth restoration depends on the issues that we are trying to resolve.
Crowns and veneers can be used to deal with the following dental conditions:
- tooth discoloration
- cracked or broken teeth
- decayed or weakened teeth
Don’t let your dental problems progress any further! Come to Dr Tolios and he will give you the right advice to help you deal with any dental issues in the best way possible.