Veneers vs. Crowns, Which Option Should I Choose?

Posted: June 30, 2023

hand in gloves placing dental crowns on teeth impressionBoth porcelain veneers and dental crowns involve placing a manufactured false tooth over your existing teeth to fix some kind of dental problem. This could be a damaged tooth, or a series of crooked or unaligned teeth that you would like to fix so your smile has a better overall appearance. But it can be tough to decide which option is best for you. Do you go with a set of veneers to give yourself a perfectly aligned smile? Or do you go with a bridge of crowns to correct a missing tooth or section of your smile? The Smile Centre is here to help you navigate these questions, continue reading to find out more.

What Are You Trying to Fix?

In either situation, whether you are considering veneers or crowns, both methods can be used to fix numerous issues with your smile. However, each of these methods has more specific factors that can be efficiently fixed. For instance, veneers are great for minor tooth flaws such as chips, discoloration, and general unalignment. Whereas crowns are more suited to protecting the entire tooth and returning more functional means to them. It also tends to save the tooth from needing to be extracted given that it covers the entire tooth. While veneers simply adhere to the front of the teeth to improve the overall appearance.

Are You Primarily Looking for Aesthetic Results or Functionality Results?

Both of these tooth correction methods can give you a beautiful-looking smile overall. However, veneers trend more toward an aesthetically pleasing smile over dental crowns. As we briefly mentioned in the prior section, crowns are great for restoring functionality to teeth. They are a cap that goes over the tooth to protect it from further impacts and general wear that your mouth would have on the tooth. Whereas veneers can give you a perfectly aligned smile that is either a brilliant white or meant to match your existing tooth color.

Considering the Long Term

The results of these correctional methods last quite a long time with proper care being given. Crowns can last anywhere from five to fifteen years, whereas veneers typically need to be replaced between ten and fifteen years. So you’re getting longevity for your investment either way. But the only true way to know which method is best for you is by having a consultation with us. That way we can recommend the most suitable treatment for your teeth

You can schedule your consultation with The Smile Centre in Sarasota, FL, by calling us at 941-351-4468.