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Why crowns and not veneers?


Crowns require more tooth structure removal, hence they cover more of the tooth than veneers. Crowns are customarily indicated for teeth that have sustained significant loss of structure or to replace missing teeth. Crowns may be placed on natural teeth or dental implants.

Porcelain veneers require that enamel remains on the tooth to facilitate good bonding and adhesion. If the tooth has limited enamel, crowns may prove to be a more reliable and predictable solution for replacing missing/damaged tooth structure.

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