Veneers or Dental Crowns- Which is best for me?

At Rancho Dental, we offer a variety of Cosmetic Dentistry options. Veneers and Dental Crowns are two cosmetic dental options available to you at our office. Which option is for you- veneers or dental crowns? Moreover, what are the differences?

Dental Crowns

First of all, Dental crowns are often recommended to protect a weak tooth from further damage. It can hold together a cracked tooth, restore a broken or worn down tooth, cover and support a tooth that has a large filling, hold a dental bridge, conceal dental implants or severely discolored teeth, or make a cosmetic modification. The crown will provide a strong, solid replacement for the natural tooth because it is cemented in with a special glue. The crown is made in a lab to perfectly replicate the model made from impressions of the tooth. It will replace the original tooth, seamlessly blending in with the rest of your teeth. The Rancho Dental staff can help you make an informed decision about dental crowns.

Veneers or Dental Crowns, is the distinction becoming clearer? Read on to find out what a Veneer is!


When teeth are discolored, worn down, chipped, broken, misaligned, uneven, or have gaps, dental veneers are used to improve surface appearance. Dental veneers are thin layers of material, like porcelain, that are bonded to the surface of a tooth to change its color, size, shape, or length.

Additionally, porcelain dental veneers are noted for their ability to resist stains as well and mimic the way a natural tooth reflects light. However, resin veneers are thinner so less of the natural tooth is removed before replacement. Dr. Perry, along with his team, will go over what kind works best for you.

We Will Help You Decide

As you can see, Veneers require a small amount of enamel to be removed while a dentist will remove more with crowns. Whether you need a crown or veneer depends on how severe the issue is with the natural tooth. Veneers or Dental Crowns? Coupled with the above information and Dr. Perry’s professional diagnosis and help, you will be able to decide upon the best option.