WHAT ARE CROWNS AND VENEERS?
Crowns are tooth-shaped ‘caps’ placed over natural teeth to cover all surfaces of the tooth and restore the tooth’s shape and size.
Veneers are really thin pieces of porcelain or dental resin that is glued onto your existing tooth structure. Unlike crowns, veneers usually only cover the front surface of the tooth. They are done to improve the appearance of the tooth.
Most veneer patients are encouraged to wear a nightguard to protect their veneers when they sleep – this is especially so if you grind or clench your teeth at night, as veneers tend to chip more easily.