Dental Cap –Everything You Need To Know, Alternatives & More

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If you have a damaged, broken, or misshapen tooth, a dental cap may be a good option for replacing it, but there are also other options like snap on veneers from Shiny Smile Veneers. Learn more about tooth caps now, and see if they’re the right choice for your situation.

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What Is A Dental Cap?

Also called a tooth cap or “dental crown,” a dental cap is a special type of dental prosthetic that’s shaped just like a natural tooth. It’s sort of like a shell that covers up your tooth. To get a cap, your tooth will be trimmed, and then the cap will be built to fit perfectly over the tooth.

Tooth caps can be made of a lot of different materials. Porcelain is the most common and looks just like natural tooth material, but resin caps and metal caps made of gold and stainless steel are also offered by some dentists. The tooth cap cost varies depending on the material, but is usually somewhere between $1,000 to $3,000.

Typically, dental caps are used to treat large cavities, infected teeth, chipped or broken teeth, and very uneven or misshapen teeth.

Alternatives To Dental Caps

One of the best alternatives to dental caps is snap on veneers from Shiny Smile Veneers. A dental cap requires at least 2 visits over 2-3 weeks, and can cost up to $3,000.

In contrast, snap on veneers don’t require any dental visits and cost $570 for upper and lower teeth. It will take a few weeks for us to build your custom veneers, but you won’t have to deal with needles or drilling, so you can stay more comfortable. Let’s take a deeper look at some pros and cons of dental caps and snap on veneers now.

Dental Cap Pros & Cons


  • Lasts up to 10-20 years
  • Looks & feels completely natural
  • Easy to care for


  • Very expensive
  • Takes multiple dentist appointments
  • Requires removal of natural enamel

Snap On Veneers Pros & Cons


  • Fast, pain-free process with no dentist visits
  • Much cheaper compared to caps
  • Covers up all of your teeth


  • Shouldn’t be used for very damaged teeth
  • Doesn’t last quite as long as crowns
  • May take more time to get used to wearing snap on veneers

Explore Snap On Veneers As An Alternative To Dental Caps

If you think you could use a dental cap but you don’t have the budget or would prefer to get a treatment that doesn’t require enamel removal, snap on veneers are a great alternative. You can order a kit today and get started. The process is simple!

First, order online and we’ll send you a kit with instructions on how to take molds and images of your teeth. Send the kit back, and we’ll get to work building your custom veneers. In just a few weeks, they’ll be sent directly to your doorstep, and you can enjoy your new smile.

Starting at just $570 for both veneers and $370 for an upper or lower veneer, and with payment plans available to split up your cost, the cost of our clip on veneers is much lower than the tooth cap cost at a dentist.

So don’t wait. Shop online now to get started with Shiny Smile Veneers immediately, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the process or need more information.

Step 1

Order veneers

Step 2

Make the molds

Step 3

Get better teeth!