Difference between Crowns and Veneers.
Veneers and crowns are different types of restorative dental treatments that can save and even improve the appearance of your smile. Your treatment choice will be guided by the condition of your teeth and the problem you wish to solve. You can read about these treatments below to help you figure out which dental restoration treatment is right for you.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are made from thin layers of stain-resistant dental porcelain and are usually less than 1mm thick. They are designed in our digital studio for each patient to cover the front surface of your tooth.
Preparation for this treatment involves lightly etching the front of your tooth to make it easier for the veneer to bond, as the dental cement will stick best to a rougher surface. Veneers can only be placed on a tooth with plenty of existing tooth enamel, so in some cases, a crown is the best option. Learn more about Veneers.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration that completely covers the natural tooth. This means more of the tooth must be filed to fit the crown. Crowns restore teeth severely weakened by tooth decay, cracks, and fractures. Sometimes, your dentist may need root canal treatment to save the tooth before fitting the crown.
Dental crowns are usually made from either porcelain or porcelain fused to a metal alloy. Our specialist lab will fabricate the digitally designed crown to fit over your tooth securely, and then we will cement it into place.
Comparing Veneers and Crowns.
Both veneers and crowns are dental products that can help to restore teeth that have been damaged, whether discoloured, crooked, decayed, cracked, or broken.
Veneers and crowns are both designed to match the colour of the rest of your teeth to produce a seamless and flawless smile. It’s almost impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a crown because they will have the same effect on your smile.
You will care for both in virtually the same way. You’ll need to brush them twice daily, just like the rest of your teeth and floss to remove food particles. Regular dentist visits are recommended for cleaning and to check the restorations.
The main difference between crowns and veneers is how they are fitted to your tooth and why you may need this treatment. A porcelain veneer is bonded to the front surface of your tooth, while a dental crown covers your entire tooth. Veneers are less likely to show your gum margin, making them more aesthetically pleasing. Crowns are thicker than veneers—usually less than 2mm compared to under 1mm for veneers.
A crown is a more permanent form of treatment. Veneers may need to be replaced after several years, but crowns may last most of your life.
How Much Do Veneers and Crowns Cost?
Our pricing is listed below:
- O’Neill Dental Studio Porcelain Veneer/Crown – €1,200
- Cosmetic Composite Bonding- from €250
- Porcelain Inlay or On-lay – from €750
- All Porcelain Crown – €950
- Post & Core –from €250
- Porcelain Veneer – €750
Private health insurance will often cover part of the cost of dental crowns, but it will not usually cover the cost of veneers as they are considered cosmetic dental treatments. We can provide a payment plan to make the dental treatment easier for you to afford.
We have also teamed up with Humm Finance so you can make arrangements to pay interest-free over a period that suits You.
Which Treatment is Best For Me?
After a thorough exam, the cosmetic dentist recommends a dental treatment option based on your situation. Dental crowns are the best option if you have a broken tooth or it is badly damaged.
Porcelain veneers are best for purely cosmetic purposes. They are used to enhance and even out your smile. If your tooth is mostly intact and needs minor corrections, your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers.
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During your consultation, we will discuss every aspect of the treatment, your options and costs.