Veneers or Crowns - Which is Right for You?

When you chip a tooth, you want to get it fixed as soon as possible. The good news is that there are options and veneers and crowns are two of the more common ones. So the question is, veneers or crowns; which one is right for you? The answer ultimately depends on many factors, such as the condition of your natural tooth, your dental history, and your budget.

Veneers or Crowns?

Our dental teams at any of our Family 1st Dental locations can guide you through this process when you visit us for a consultation, but the following information can help you begin to consider the question of veneer vs. crown for a chipped tooth.

The Basics

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are molded to fit your teeth. It then attaches to the front of the tooth to improve its appearance. Veneers can also be made of resin or other composite materials.

Crowns are larger and cover most of the tooth. They are used to improve a tooth’s structure, as well as its appearance. They are usually used after procedures like root canals.


One huge factor when considering crowns or veneers is durability. You want to make sure that you are choosing a solution that will stand the test of time so you do not find yourself back in the dentist’s chair.

Veneers typically last 7-15 years before they need to be replaced, while crowns usually last 10-15 years. Crowns are made of more durable material so they do tend to last a little longer.

Making a Decision

While choosing between veneers or crowns, we take all of the factors mentioned here into account — price, durability, and your dental health. Contact Family First Dental at (402) 644-3177 today to schedule your next dental appointment at one of our many locations throughout Northeast Nebraska.


Posted on: Friday, February 8, 2019
Last modified on: Friday, February 8, 2019

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