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A crown is used to cover most or all of a damaged tooth and is fitted over the tooth after it has been carefully filed down, while a veneer is a thin layer of tooth-colored material that is bonded to the front of the tooth.
Crowns or veneers can be used to:
- Repair teeth that are cracked, worn or fractured
- Strengthen a tooth that has a large cavity
- Cover stains that cannot be removed by cleaning
- Cover teeth that have been damaged by decay
- Strengthen teeth after a root canal treatment
- Replace lost teeth (used in conjunction with a dental implant)
- Close gaps or make teeth more even
A veneer is used when most of the tooth is sound and a veneer can be fitted to the front, while a crown is the right choice if there is more extensive damage.
If you have lost a tooth, whether due to trauma or decay, a dental implant is a secure way of replacing the tooth that will give you a fully functioning tooth that will blend in with the rest of your mouth. In the past, missing teeth were nearly always replaced by either a denture or a bridge (a false tooth that was joined to the teeth on either side). In recent years, dental implants have been developed as a way of fixing a new tooth directly to the gum, keeping it strong and stable.
What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is used to replace the root portion of your tooth. It is made from titanium, a metal which tends to work well in the mouth without adverse effects. A dental implant is placed directly into the gum, and a new tooth body (a crown) can be fitted over it. A dental implant can also be used to hold a bridge or partial denture in place. If you have lost a tooth, a dental implant can be used to hold a high quality false tooth in place, restoring your smile and giving you all the functionality of your natural teeth. A good quality implant can last for decades.