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I have a front tooth that was broken in half by a hockey puck when I was 18. It was bonded and is sitll bonded, 12 years later. I have had to have the bonding redone every three years or so due to discoloration. I am now considering a more permanenent solution and am not sure to do a Veneer or a Cap. My dentist steered me towards a Cap. Which is better?

Since it sounds like a considerable portion of your tooth is already bonded resin, I believe a ceramic crown, rather than a veneer, is indeed your best option. A veneer might work, but you would have a greater risk of it fracturing off, much like your bonded fillings have!


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