Veneers and dental crowns are dental solutions that have the common goal of achieving an aesthetic and natural smile result, but there are differences between the two.
The main difference is attributed to the procedure. While the veneer has the primary function of protecting the tooth, in a partial way, the dental crown is a resource to restore the entirety of a damaged tooth.
Let’s see, in the following table, what are the differences:
|Its function is merely aesthetic.||Its function is aesthetic and restorative. Returns the tooth its functionality.|
|It is a very thin sheet that is placed on the front of the tooth.||It consists of a filling placed over the entire tooth.|
|Veneers are usually placed only on the anterior teeth.||It can be placed on all teeth.|
|It is made of porcelain or composite.||It is made of ceramic, porcelain or zirconium metal|
|They adhere to the tooth without the need to wear it down.||You have to file the tooth to place it.|
|Improves the shape, size, position and color of the tooth.||In addition to the aesthetic aspect, it prevents tooth loss and restores its functionality.|
|Adheres to the tooth with cements.||It is required to carve the tooth down to 2mm, to achieve the natural results. The crown is then fitted and fixed on top of the tooth.|
But, if what is required is to restore and protect a fractured tooth, with a treatment within the tooth (endodontic) the appropriate treatment is the placement of a crown.
In any case, after analyzing your case, in particular, the dentist will make the recommendations and the two of you will be able to make the most appropriate decision. Remember that, first of all, prevention with good dental health is the main thing.
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We are a team of dentists that promotes investment in a project aimed at creating a population without cavities, through collaborative payments, so that anyone who needs it can access dental treatments.