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Dental veneers vs. Dental crowns: What is the Difference?


You have decided that it is time to prioritize the health and appearance of your teeth, but you are unsure whether to opt for dental veneers or dental crowns? In this article, we will reveal the main differences between these two types of prosthetic restorations so that you can make the best decision for your smile. So, dental veneers and crowns are two different dental procedures used to improve the appearance and functionality of affected teeth, and you can benefit from them at EgoDent Clinic!

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin facings made of porcelain or composite materials bonded to the teeth’ front surface. They cover aesthetic imperfections such as cracked, discolored, or spaced teeth. Dental veneers have a lifespan of approximately 10-15 years and are a popular option for patients who want to change the appearance of their front teeth. Although dental crowns have long been the number one solution for restoring affected teeth, many patients have recently turned to dental veneers.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns, on the other hand, are dental prostheses that cover the entire surface of the teeth. They are used to protect damaged, weak, or decayed teeth and improve the overall aesthetics of the smile. Dental crowns can be made from porcelain, metal, or a combination. The lifespan of a dental crown is approximately 10-15 years, and it can be used to restore posterior teeth.

What makes them different?

When it comes to dental veneers, they represent a less invasive procedure compared to dental crowns. Their application usually involves the removal of a weak layer from the tooth’s surface. However, when applying a veneer to misaligned teeth, the dentist may need to remove more than the procedure performed on a straight tooth.

Considering a dental crown is positioned like a cap on the natural tooth, the procedure involves significantly reducing the tooth’s surface to accommodate it in the arch.

Therefore, when deciding to apply dental veneers or crowns, it is best to consult with your dentist, as the appropriate procedure can vary significantly from case to case. Visit us at EgoDent Stanmore clinic, where together we will determine the best solution for correcting your dental issues.

You can find us at 22 A Lowther Road | Stanmore, London HA7 1er, or contact us via phone: 02033 016323 or email:

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