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Dental Health and Food: Learning to Eat Better

My intense love for candy, cakes, and everything in between started as a child. I simply couldn't go one day without something sweet to eat. But my love for all things sweet took a toll on my teeth. My dentist diagnosed me with seven cavities, each one a different size and depth. After sitting through four long dental appointments, I decided to make a change. I now monitor my diet and only eat things that benefit my oral health. I'm here to help you take better care of your teeth. My blog offers tips on how to improve your diet, maintain good oral hygiene, and many other topics. Hopefully, you can learn to overcome your bad habits just as I did. Good luck with your future dental health.


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Veneers Vs. Dental Crowns

by Eric Bailey

Veneers and dental crowns are popular cosmetic dental options because of their many benefits. The porcelain used can mimic the look of natural teeth well, making them look realistic. If you would like to know more about veneers vs dental crowns, keep reading.


Dental veneers and dental crowns cover the tooth. For this reason, some tooth enamel must be removed so the veneer or crown fits without looking bulky. Dental crowns require more tooth tissue removal because they cover the entire tooth crown.

Veneers only replace the front surface of teeth. The more enamel the dentist removes, the higher the risk of causing damage to the tooth's root, increasing the risk of infection. Both veneers and dental crowns resist decay and discoloration, but dental crowns better protect the tooth from decay since they fully cover the crown.


Both veneers and dental crowns are durable enough to withstand daily wear and tear from chewing and eating. However, dental crowns are more durable because they cover the whole crown. In fact, dental veneers are only used on front teeth, but dental crowns can be used on all teeth. Your dentist will recommend porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns for molars to better withstand pressure.

Dental crowns also strengthen weak teeth, making them a great choice if you have cosmetic concerns and weak teeth from severe decay or trauma. Once placed, you will need to maintain the veneers and dental crowns. Luckily, all you need to do to maintain them is keep your teeth and gums clean. If gums start to recede from irritation, decay can get under the crown or veneer.


Veneers are usually cheaper because they use less material, and less work is involved to prep the tooth. On average, you'll pay about $925 to $2,500 per veneer and $1,000 to $3,500 per dental crown. The exact cost depends on the type of crown, the local costs, and the number of crowns/veneers.

In some cases, however, your insurance carrier may cover some of the cost of dental crowns if they are medically necessary. Most insurance carriers don't cover veneers since they are solely cosmetic and don't strengthen or restore teeth.

Veneers and dental crowns can give you a beautiful smile. They fix many issues, including gaps, crookedness, and much more. If you would like to know more, or if you want a quote for veneers or dental crowns, contact a cosmetic dentist in your area today.