Veneers vs Crowns

Veneers vs Crowns

Hi, this is Dr Lyle, one of the principal dentists from Dental House Group.

Last Thursday, our patient Marie from Gisborne came to see us for a smile consultation because she was interested in a smile makeover. When discussing her new smile, she asked what was the difference between porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns?

Veneers are thin, shell-like coverings that are secured onto the front of a tooth. The are made of porcelain to closely match the look of real teeth, they are placed on the teeth that can be seen when you smile. They quickly improve a smile by masking a tooth that is mildly crooked, worn or discoloured. They can also help protect front teeth that have been chipped or cracked, and can protect the tooth from further damage.

Dental crowns are more often used on the molar teeth. They can cover and protect teeth that have had large fillings and they can also protect teeth that have been cracked, chipped or broken. Dental crowns are used on front teeth if there is a large amount of missing tooth, or if there is a heavy bite.

Crowns are made from either porcelain or metal, and sometimes a combination of both. Crowns can also be used as part of a bridge that replace missing teeth.

In most cases, your personal situation will determine where you need dental veneer or dental crown, or sometimes a combination of these.

If you are considering upgrading your smile with a smile makeover, we would love to help. Here at Dental House, we have transformed thousands of smiles with both veneers and crowns, and we are known as the most gentle dentists in Melbourne, so you are in safe hands.

Simply give us a call on 1800GENTLE, fill in the form on our website, or DM us on social media, and our friendly team will help you organise your smile consultation.


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