Comparing Dental Implants and Veneers

dental implants and veneers

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of teeth.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve a smile.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the next best thing to your healthy, natural teeth.  Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits, and functions like a natural tooth when implanted by an experienced implant dentist. Other options such as dentures or bridges can lead to bone deterioration and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life. Dental implants allow you to retain your natural face shape and smile.  A face without teeth can sag and appear sunken and sad. Dental implants facilitate the continuation of your life before surgery with very few noticeable differences!

Advantages of Veneers

Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color, size, or shape. Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline and damage due to an injury or as a result of a root-canal procedure. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider veneers. Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed. To prepare the teeth for the veneers, the teeth are lightly buffed to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer. Usually, about half a millimeter of the tooth is removed.

Let Annapolis Dental Center Help You Make the Decision!

Whether you need a regular check-up or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Center has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and to provide the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and Yelp!

 

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