Is one better than the other? The choice comes down to your own oral health needs. Talk with your Aspen Dental dentist about your best option and compare the pros and cons of each.
Pros of dental veneers
Cons of dental veneers
|Lifespan||Can last 10-15 years with proper care.||May require replacement sooner than dental crowns.|
|Appearance||Offers a natural improved look for teeth.||May not perfectly match adjacent natural teeth.|
|Functionality||Quickly corrects discoloration, gaps and minor misalignment.||Less durable than natural teeth. Nail-biting and other tearing with front teeth discouraged.|
|Affordability||A cost-effective, cosmetic restoration solution.||May be partially covered by insurance.|
Pros of dental crowns
Cons of dental crowns
|Lifespan||Lasts up to 15 years with proper care.||Will likely require replacement in the future.|
|Appearance||Offers a natural improved look for teeth.||Color may not exactly match your natural teeth.|
|Functionality||Restores full tooth functionality and protects damaged teeth.||A significant portion of natural tooth structure is removed, which is irreversible. May also cause temporary sensitivity.|
|Affordability||May be covered by dental insurance, depending on your plan.||Often more expensive than veneers, but most dental insurance plans will cover 50% of dental crowns cost.|
Both procedures, dental crowns and veneers, may experience sensitivity in the day(s) following.
The cost of veneers and crowns varies based on your office location and the materials used.