Porcelain Veneers: When Do Veneers Make More Sense Than Crowns?
Situations that Influence One or the Other
Your dentist will take a number of factors into account when deciding whether your teeth would best be served with either porcelain veneers or traditional crowns. The condition of your gums, what type of bite or occlusion you have as well as the amount of damage the teeth have suffered are all taken into our consideration when determining the best method to restore your teeth. Porcelain veneers rely on intact enamel for their bond strength and sometimes there won’t be enough quality enamel for veneers, but with modern crowns made of porcelain, it is difficult to distinguish whether they are porcelain veneers or caps.