Veneers are thin tooth coloured porcelain or composite resin facings that are applied to the front of the teeth. They are a more conservative treatment option than crowns and can assist in creating a beautiful smile. Veneers can help rectify a number of dental problems such as broken or chipped teeth, gaps or slightly misaligned, stained or discoloured teeth. Veneers can be a more cost effective treatment option and are often a preferred treatment option where the underlying tooth structure is strong. Good oral hygiene and care for veneers will ensure that they last longer.
Crowns are often used where a tooth is weakened by tooth decay, previous root canal treatment or natural wear and tear. They can also be used to improve the appearance of your smile by covering chipped, cracked or discoloured teeth. A crown is custom made to fit over the natural tooth or restoration adding strength, stability and durability to the existing tooth.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.