Crowns, or caps as they are sometimes known, are porcelain or gold covers for damaged or unsightly teeth. Porcelain crowns are carefully crafted to look natural and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth and can eliminate dark metallic lines around the gums. Crowns are restorative solutions that allow you to eat with ease once more. Restorative treatment helps repair teeth that have been damaged or lost through decay, or chipped in an accident.
Veneers are an ideal way of treating unsightly, cracked, or discoloured teeth and can also be used to help close gaps between teeth. They are like ‘false nails’ for teeth and provide a wafer-thin shell to hide discolouration and close unsightly gaps, with little or no work being needed on the tooth itself, meaning they are kinder to teeth than other cosmetic treatments. Veneers can eliminate twists and turns in the tooth, close gaps, and when used on groups of teeth, dramatically re-model your entire smile.
You’d benefit from veneers if you’re not seeking to replace a missing tooth, but rather improve the appearance of your natural teeth. Veneers aid in the appearance of broken, discoloured, chipped, or malformed teeth, like ‘peg’ teeth. They are a popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry but differ greatly from implant dentistry.