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Dental implants or veneers… which is better?


There are a plethora of procedures available for patients looking to get a tooth replaced. The two most common replacements for teeth are porcelain veneers and dental implants. Dental implants are small metal posts that are put in the gums and into the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. The part that actually looks like a tooth is a crown that’s attached to the implant.


On the other hand, porcelain veneers require a less lengthy process when it comes to replacing a tooth. Porcelain veneer is a thin piece of material that is applied to the front of the tooth to cover up discoloration or damage.


There are both pros and cons when it comes to dental implants, however it’s an alternative option worth exploring. Firstly, dentures have a tendency to slip around the mouth and off the teeth. Also they make it difficult to talk and eat. However, dental implants prevent these things from happening all together. Furthermore, a dental implant looks more realistic than dentures. One of the downsides of a dental crown is the cost. It can get quite high compared to dentures.


When it comes to porcelain veneers, they also have their own pros and cons as well. Porcelain veneers require only one trip to the dentist to provide results. They’re also more affordable than the other teeth replacement alternatives. Although these are a great alternative, not everyone is eligible for this procedure. If your teeth aren’t that well taken care of and are particularly weak veneers might not be the best option for you.

Both options are promising when it comes to giving you a smile that makes you feel confident. Whichever option you choose depends on what your dental situation and budget is. These options should definitely be discussed with your dentist after they give you an evaluation.

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