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What are the differences between them? | Applications: Comparisons of when each might be placed.

When explaining the outcomes of some of our virtual smile makeovers, we often state that either dental crowns or porcelain veneers might be used to create the same cosmetic outcome.

But although it is true that both of these types of restorations can create the same appearance for teeth, these two types of restorations are very different, and thus have different properties and therefore different applications.

Probably the easiest way to explain the difference between these two is to give you their definitions. (We’ve taken the following from a dental procedures textbook.)

  • Crown – “a dental device used to cover the whole of a tooth” …
  • Veneer – “a dental device used as a ‘false front’ to a tooth” …