Dental crowns and porcelain veneers are both used to improve the appearance of your teeth, but they’re used for different reasons. Veneers have replaced dental crowns as treatment for some situations, but the two aren’t interchangeable.
So what’s the difference and why are they used?
Porcelain veneers don’t restore teeth; they improve their appearance. They can only be used on the front teeth, and they can correct the following dental issues:
- chipped or cracked teeth;
- minor gaps between teeth;
- minor misaligned teeth; and/or
- misshapen teeth.
Dentists do not have to restructure the front teeth to make room for a veneer like they do crowns, so veneers are the preferred treatment when possible.[..Read More]