There are several differences between dental veneers and crowns. We use porcelain veneers at our Queen Creek dental office to resolve aesthetic flaws, while we usually recommend crowns to restore damaged teeth.
A porcelain veneer is a thin slice of tooth-shaped ceramic that your cosmetic dentist places on the front surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. The veneer acts as a new tooth surface to change your tooth's aesthetics.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped jackets of porcelain that fit over your tooth like a little helmet. Their purpose is to add strength and support to the structure of a damaged, decayed, or broken tooth and protect it from further damage. A crown also makes the tooth usable again so that you can chew with it comfortably and also maintain a healthy dental bite.
The similarities are that crowns and veneers are dental prosthetics, and both can be used as part of an overall plan to improve the shape and appearance of your smile.
Do You Have Questions about Veneers and Crowns?
If you have a dental problem and still have questions about how crowns and veneers work, don’t hesitate to call our Queen Creek, AZ dental office.