Dental Implants vs Veneers
If you are considering a dental procedure to have your teeth restored, your choices may include dental implants and porcelain veneers. But how do you know which is the better option? It all depends on what you are trying to fix.
Dental implants are a long-term solution for lost teeth, receding gums, or jawbone deterioration. It involves inserting a titanium post in your gum, and then placing an artificial tooth on top.
Veneers are tooth covers that are used to improve the appearance of one’s healthy teeth. For example, if your teeth have gaps in between them, are discolored or chipped, but are otherwise healthy, you can fix them with veneers.
For those who are trying to replace missing teeth, implants are clearly the better option. Veneers can’t be used as a solution for missing teeth because they can’t improve teeth that aren’t there, nor can they fix jawbone deterioration. Veneers are exclusively a cosmetic solution to improve the appearance of teeth so it’s not possible for veneers to improve dental health. If you have missing teeth, the best option is a dental implant.
In the same way, if you simply want to improve the appearance of your healthy teeth, veneers are a better solution as opposed to dental implants. It’s not necessary to remove perfectly healthy teeth and replace them with artificial teeth just to have a better smile. Veneers are a much faster, easier, and less expensive solution to improve your smile.
If you are considering dental implants or veneers, contact us at Aspen Dental of Cache Valley. We will help you make the best decision to improve your smile.