What is the difference between veneers, crowns, and implants?
Dental veneers, crowns, and implants all mimic the appearance of real teeth. However, their uses and placement vary. The biggest difference is the placement of each device. Dental veneers cover the front of a tooth as opposed crowns which cover the entire tooth all around. Crowns are better used for teeth that have minimal structure left whereas as veneers leave most of the tooth intact.
Implants are devices that bolt to the jawbone to replace teeth that are entirely missing. A cheaper alternative to missing teeth is to use a bridge, containing a crown on either side of a missing tooth, with a bridge, or fake tooth in the middle to bridge the gap.