Will Veneers Improve the Appearance of a Crown?

I had a crown put on one of my front tooth, but it seems that when I smile that tooth is smaller than my other tooth. I can see my gum line as well. I feel so self-conscious that I don't wan to smile. Is it possible for me to have veneers? Please let me know. Thanks.

Doctor Answers (3)

Veneers will not improve appearance of crown


The crown is the problem. It should be all porcelain for one thing and not have a metal understructure. That way, the light shines through it and looks more natural. The answer is to get a new crown and make it all porcelain, you may want to think about adding a veneer to the tooth next to it to make it a matched set. Things look better in pairs. That way the porcelain will match perfectly and you will be smiling a lot!

Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist
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Veneers cannot improve the appearance of a crown


You imply can not place veneer on top of your crown. Once a tooth has been crowned it cannot be veneered anymore. Your dentist have to cut it and replace it with a new one. You can always improve the look of your new crown by not using any metal and having an all porcelain crown.

Kate Sahafi, DDS
Orange County Cosmetic Dentist
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