Re: What should I do? (front teeth issues)
A veneer is good for a tooth that has had some damage - not larger like you have (with a root canal procedure). Both procedures will grind down your tooth - so what's left of your tooth will be reduced. Both a veneer and a crown can be fitted to correct any overlap issues as well as match the color of your teeth. To do this, make sure you go to a GOOD cosmetic dentist. Some dentists advertise themselves as "cosmetic" but one doesn't necessarily take more classes to get this "title". A good cosmetic dentists works with you, your teeth and your goals to get the best possible result. And if you don't like it, he/she should be willing to work with you to help fix it.
What I wrote above is why there are horror stories about veneers. Dentists worry more about fixing the teeth than actual aesthetic result.
I have a veneer and it's ever so slightly off (maybe 0.5 mm). My dentist is willing to shave some of it and polish it as much as possible to make it work - and if I'm still unhappy, she will replace it. Given it's so minor, I think replacement is too extreme, but it's nice to know she's willing to do this.
But going back to your situation, a crown is probably better than a veneer. I had a far smaller chip in my tooth, but bonding just never worked. So the veneer was a good option for me. A crown is best for you - but again, make sure you have a dentist will to work with you on this. After all, it's a front tooth and it has to look good.
Last edited by WhoU80; 11-13-2012 at 09:16 PM.