Not proud of your smile because you have chipped, broken, and discolored teeth? Veneers may offer a great solution. However, if you’re not proud of your smile due to missing teeth, the only permanent solution is dental implants. Dental implants improve your ability to chew, speak, and smile with confidence.
Dental Implants and Veneers Offer Different Solutions
Veneers are covers. They literally hide discolored, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth. Thin porcelain shells that bond to the front of each tooth, veneers provide a natural-looking, stain-resistant, bright smile.
On the other hand, dental implants are artificial teeth. Your dental specialist places them in your jaw wherever you’ve lost a tooth. They can improve your smile, but more importantly, they can improve the health of your jawbone and save it from resorption. They’re they closest thing to your real teeth when it comes to bite and comfort.
Dental Implants and Veneers Each Improve Your Smile
Have you ever looked at a person’s perfect smile and wondered what they did to get it looking that way? There’s a good chance they have dental veneers. Many people choose veneers to achieve a natural-looking smile. However, unlike the benefits that dental implants offer, dental veneers only improve your appearance, not your bite.
Your dental care professional can use veneers to change the color, shape, size, or length of a tooth. If your smile isn’t all you want it to be, talk with your dental professional about your objectives and expectations. Veneers just might be the answer.
Unlike veneers, dental implants are more than a cosmetic choice. Dental implants help prevent against dental health issues such as:
Jawbone deterioration. The longer you go without a tooth, the greater the chances of jawbone resorption. Left unattended and eventually there will be no jawbone left to hold a tooth. Not only will replacing your tooth become a problem, chewing and speaking will become difficult as well.
Misaligned bite. When there are gaps between your teeth due to tooth loss, the remaining teeth tend to shift to fill the gaps. This affects both the function and the appearance of your teeth and mouth. Additionally, left untreated it can lead to TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Dental implants keep your natural teeth and your smile healthy.
Chewing problems. Eating with dentures can be difficult. In fact, most denture wearers avoid eating certain types of food, such as corn on the cob and apples, because they are difficult to chew. However, imagine eating without teeth entirely. Dental implants eliminate the need for dentures and improve your ability to eat all kinds of food.
Although veneers and dental implants can improve your smile, they each serve a separate purpose. Talk to your dental specialist about your specific needs before you decide which is right for you.