A dental veneer can be a beautiful restoration for a tooth. It is a thin porcelain shell placed over a tooth.
Porcelain veneers work for many of the same problems as what crowns can. There are a few benefits in certain situations that a tooth crown can provide.
Potentially the largest benefit of a crown is the strength that it offers a tooth. If the center of the tooth is suspect to fracture, the crown will accept much of the harmful forces.
The crown circumferential covers the tooth and eliminates the possibility of the tooth breaking outward.