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What is the Difference between Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers?

If you have damaged or discoloured teeth, your dentist may recommend treatment through either a dental crown or a dental veneer. Is there a difference between the two? The short answer is yes. Dental crowns and veneers differ in design, cost, application, and even purpose. Crowns and veneers cannot be used interchangeably to treat some conditions. Read below for a brief but helpful guide to understand the difference between a crown and a veneer.

Dental Crowns and Veneers Differences in Design

Think of a Dental Veneer as a fake fingernail that you can place over your real one if it’s discoloured,chipped or stained. A dental veneer is like a thin sticker that can replace the appearance of having a healthy fingernail. A veneer is a thin shell, often made of porcelain, which covers the visible surface of a chipped, misshapen or discoloured tooth. A dental crown, on the other hand, is like a cap that can entirely cover a damaged tooth. It restores both the appearance and function of your tooth. Dental crowns are made from many different materials, like metal or ceramic, to mimic the visible enamel of your teeth. When placed, a dental crown would act very much like the tooth itself. 

Dental veneers don’t provide additional functionality to your teeth. Veneers are used commonly by dentists to cover up severe discolouration or staining of teeth. Veneers can also cover up minor chipping of teeth that don’t affect chewing function. Dental crowns do improve or restore functionality of broken teeth. Dental crowns are commonly used with dental implants and abutments to replace missing teeth. Dental Crowns are also used to create Dental Bridges.

Crowns and Veneers Can Restore Smiles, but in Different Ways

Considering the functionality of dental crowns and dental veneers, both can be used to restore smiles, but not in the same way. If your smile is affected by stains or minor physical damage, especially in the front, veneers can be used to cover up the problem areas and restore a pearly white smile. If you have natural minor gaps between your teeth Dental Veneers is a right solution for you. Dental crowns can also restore smiles, but by replacing damaged tooth stubs or by entirely replacing the teeth. Dental Crowns can be used severely damaged tooth, cracked tooth, crooked tooth, misshaped tooth and cavities. If you have a cavity but your roots are healthy Dental Crowns are probably the best solution for you.

Veneers are Typically Used on Front Teeth

Dental veneers are most commonly used on front teeth to improve their appearance. If you have a crooked front tooth, you could use a veneer. Crowns are used for both front and back teeth, depending on the need. If you have a badly chipped front tooth, a dentist may place a crown over it. If you have a severely decaying back tooth, a dentist would treat the decay and place the crown to improve appearances and also to stall the decay. Therefore you can restore the appearance and the functions of your tooth. For more information check dental veneers page.

Dental Veneers and Dental Crowns Costs

Every year thousands of people have Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers treatment. In some cases the motive is solely aesthetic and in some cases it is mandatory to keep the oral hygiene and maintain the functionality. In the U.K., a standard dental crown or veneer could cost between £800 and £1000. Prices are similar in United States, Eastern Europe and Australia. Keep in mind, though, that the prices can greatly vary depending on the build material and the brand associated with the product. We offer affordable Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers in Turkey. Our Dental Veneer prices starts from £195 and Standard Dental Crown prices from £129. However, do not decide between a crown and veneer based solely on cost. A dental veneer is mainly a cosmetic procedure that improves the colour and appearance of teeth. Dental crowns do the same, but in some cases they also restore the functionality of teeth. The two are not interchangeable for some dental conditions. For example you can not bond a veneer to severely decayed tooth. Veneers just cover the front of your tooth so your decayed, unhealthy tooth will remain at the back. In that case Dental Crowns are more suitable for you. 

Crowns and Veneers are Placed Differently

There are major differences between how a dentist would place a crown and a veneer. To place a veneer, a dentist would remove a very thin layer from the enamel of your teeth. The layer would be used to make the veneers according to specifications. Veneers are artfully created to look just like natural teeth or you can choose the shape, size and colour of your new set of teeth. At Premium Dental Turkey, you can choose any white shade you like for your dental veneers. When the veneer is ready, the dentist will use an adhesive to stick the veneer to the tooth. Then a UV light is used to harden the adhesive so it doesn’t come off. The procedure is simple, painless, and quick. 

With dental crowns, a dentist will assess the damage, misshape to the tooth first. Then impressions would be made from metal, PFM, ceramic, or porcelain. You can use branded material like E-max for your dental crowns if you prefer, as well. Once the dental impression is made, the crown will be placed like a cap over the existing tooth. In some cases, the dentist may perform a root canal before placing the dental crown. If you’ve had implants, the crowns will be placed using abutments once the implant has set in. 

Which dental treatment Should I Choose?

To understand whether you need veneers or crowns, consider the severity of the issue. Is the tooth severely damaged that you can’t chew as you used to? Then you need a crown. Are you more worried about the aesthetic appearance of teeth rather than functionality? Then a veneer may suit your needs. However, you need to consult with a dentist to find out which option is the best for your condition. You can contact us at Premium Dental Turkey to discuss whether you need a dental crown or a veneer to treat your dental condition.

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You can get free quote for your dental treatments in Turkey. We offer Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers at affordable prices in Turkey. If you are not sure about which treatment is suitable for your needs and the end result you would like to achieve, you can send your dental photographs via WhatsApp or you can email to: [email protected] . We will then consult with the Cosmetic Dentist and get back to you with their recommendations. You can choose the colour, shape and size of your new teeth. We offer various shades from natural enamel to brilliant Hollywood White. Your treatment can be completed in 5 full days which will include 3 appointments in the clinic. We offer free pick up services to provide you a hassle-free dental travel experience. Our Travel agents help you through the dental travel arrangements. Get free quote today and save 70%.