Crown or veneers on dead tooth? (Photo)
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My suggestion: Crown vs. Veneers on your case
The decision of crown vs. veneers in your case depends mostly on how much tooth structure we have after the restoration is removed. If there is enough tooth structure, the another thing to consider is the tooth color discrepancy between the teeth, since it is a front tooth, aesthetics matter. To be able to match the color you dentist might have to do an internal bleaching of the tooth, but you will need a root canal for that, or he will need to remove a lot of tooth structures for the color not to show beneath the porcelain veneer. If too much tooth structure has to be removes for any of these reasons, then the safest option is a crown, if not, then you may be more conservative and do a veneer to maintain the most natural tooth structure as possible.
Crown or veneer?
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