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Veneers Vs. Crowns — When Would We Use Which?

When you need to fix or enhance your teeth, there are two excellent treatment options available – veneers and crowns. Both can help to correct structural issues and improve the look of your smile, but which one is right for you? Here we’ll briefly explain the difference between veneers vs. crowns and when would we use which one.


We use crowns to fix missing, frail, and broken teeth. Things like tooth decay, cracked fillings, root canals, and teeth grinding can cause damage that cannot be fixed by a standard filling. A dental crown can permanently cement over top of an existing tooth’s surface to restore the tooth and give it more strength. The crown can also be constructed to maintain a specific shape and size similar to your original teeth or to provide the appearance that you desire. Each crown is also engineered to last up to eight years with proper maintenance. At Rockcliffe Dental, we use advanced artificial tooth crowns that will match your teeth and are guaranteed to leave you with a beautiful, natural-looking smile.


The best candidates for veneers are those with sturdy teeth that have visible flaws. This includes teeth that are discoloured, contain visible cracks and chips, are smaller or larger in size, or have gaps. Porcelain veneers are more cosmetic in nature and can help to improve the look of any unsightly teeth and bring back your self-confidence. They do not cover your entire tooth, so they are a little easier to replace if you damage them or would like a new one.  Plus, veneers offer incredible strength and durability, lasting for many years with proper care, and are a more affordable option than dental implants. If you’re unhappy with your smile and are searching for a way to restore your teeth, porcelain veneers are an ideal way to gain a more revitalized smile.

If you’re suffering from damaged or stained teeth, you don’t have to keep hiding your smile or feel insecure about smiling anymore. Our expert team at Rockcliffe Dental can give you a beautiful smile that you can feel proud to show off again. Whether you need a crown or veneers, our dentists will walk you through your options to ensure you are comfortable before making a decision. To learn more about our treatments, contact us today to book an appointment, and our team will be happy to answer any question you have.

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