Veneers Vs. Implants: Choosing the Right Replacement Option for You

Let’s face the facts— a mouth full of perfect teeth is a lot more appealing and attractive than a mouth full of teeth that are rotting, missing, crooked, or falling out. If you have a mouth full of either imperfect teeth or if you are missing teeth, there are several options to choose from. However, as two of the most popular replacement options, both dental veneers and dental implants each have their pros and cons. Read on to learn more about the distinctions between these two options and how to decide which one is good for you.

Dental Veneers

If you have a completely missing tooth, a dental veneer won’t be a good option for you. However, if you have a tooth that is cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged and you need to replace it, then you may want to consider getting a dental veneer. Dental veneers are glued to your existing tooth, so you need to make sure that your existing root is strong and healthy enough to handle it. One of the best things about dental veneers is that they are cosmetically perfect and can be matched to your existing teeth— no matter the shape, size, or color— so that you won’t be able to tell the difference. Additionally, dental veneers are a virtually permanent way to get your smile and ability to chew back once again.

Dental Implants

If you have a tooth that has fallen out or that you have to have completely removed, then consider getting a dental implant. As a near permanent option, dental implants will give you back your ability to chew like normal once again. By surgically implanting a metal rod into your gums and then placing a dental crown over the top, your dental implant will look and act just like your natural tooth. However, just like with your natural teeth, if you don’t take proper care of your implants, they won’t last for forever.

Perfect your smile with either dental veneers or dental implants. If you would like to learn more about each of these options or if you would like to schedule a consultation appointment, contact Centennial Dental Center today!