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Porcelain Veneers vs. Crowns – A Brief Comparison

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When we look at the porcelain veneers and crowns (also known as caps) after being installed on the teeth, they both look quite similar. However, there are some major differences between the both. Hence, both the patient and dentist need to decide whether to go for veneers or crowns.
While both procedures may result in similar aesthetical results, the uses for both are quite different.
Starting with the common grounds, both the veneers and crowns need the tooth to be altered before they are fitted on the place. This is the very reason that both treatments are considered permanent.

Talking about veneers, the treatment to fit veneer is to serve the aesthetic purposes. This procedure mainly involves fitting of a veneer of a contact lens thickness on the cracked, broken or discolored tooth. A tooth with porcelain veneer tends to look and function in the same way as that of a natural tooth. Before the fitting of veneer, about 0.1 to 0.5 millimeter of the tooth’s enamel is scratched away. S…