Crowns Vs Veneers: Which option is right for you?

If you have a chipped or cracked tooth/tooth, you may look at having either crowns or veneers, depending on the damage to the tooth.

Both crowns and veneers can be used to fix teeth that have cracked or chipped, however, both can serve a different purpose.

Whats the difference?


Dental crowns are a thin, porcelain ‘cap’ that covers the whole tooth. The crown is an appropriate choice for teeth that have suffered extensive damage which has left the structure weakened or brittle. The crown will cover existing damage while also protecting the tooth from any further damage.

When properly cared for, crowns can last up to 15 years and are designed to match the look of surrounding teeth.

Dental crowns can be used for teeth with worn fillings, large cracks, large cavities or have undergone extensive root canal treatment.


Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite which are fitted on the surface of the tooth. While dental crowns are used to fix teeth that have had extensive damage, veneers are mainly used to improve the appearance of teeth that have moderate damage.

Veneers are mainly used to fix the appearance of teeth that have suffered minor chips, cracks or have permanent discoloration damage.

Whether you receive a crown or veneers will depend on the extent of the damage to your teeth and what you want to achieve from treatment.

Any aesthetic concerns can be perfected with veneers whereas any extensive damage can be fixed with dental crowns.

If this sounds like something you are wanting to achieve, give us a call or enquire online and we’ll get back to you shortly!


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