Veneers vs Implants – Which One is Right for Me?
If you’re suffering with damaged or missing front teeth, you may have been recommended dental implants or veneers.
Though both options can restore your teeth, each dental solution varies greatly. Quite simply, dental implants are recommended to replace extremely decayed or missing teeth, while veneers are designed to enhance your smile by covering up discolouration, chips, breakages and misalignments.
If you’re wondering which treatment will work best for you, let The Dental Boutique help you understand your options and allow you to determine the best procedure for your individual needs.
A veneer is a thin shell of material that is applied to the front surface of a tooth or number of teeth, designed to enhance their appearance by concealing a range of cosmetic issues including discolouration, chips, breakages, excessive wear, gaps as well as misalignments. Cosmetic private dentists mainly use two different types of veneers – composite veneers composed of a light-cured resin, and porcelain veneers made from dental ceramic. Each of these offer different properties and their own unique benefits for individual patients.
Reasons for getting veneers:
- Discoloured or stained teeth
- Uneven, chipped or misaligned teeth
- Worn teeth
- Slightly crooked or gapped teeth that can be closed by veneers
Dental implants explained
Dental implants are custom-made ‘tooth roots’, designed to support and secure replacement teeth. Unlike veneers, implants sit over the front surface of the tooth, and are surgically secured into the jawbone. Once they’re inserted into the jawbone, they’re left to stabilise, allowing them to fuse to the surrounding bone, thereby becoming a permanent fixture in the mouth. While veneers offer a suitable solution for minor cosmetic damage, dental implants are a highly durable option designed to completely replace entirely broken or damaged tooth structure. Though implants are more expensive than veneers, they have the potential to be a life-long solution.
Reasons for getting dental implants:
- To replace a missing tooth or teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
- To resolve bite problems, or joint pain that has been caused by shifting teeth
- For functionality purposes, including chewing, speech and digestion
- To rebuild or enhance facial tissue
- To support and secure dentures and bridges
Book a consultation at our private dental clinic in the Gold Coast
At The Dental Boutique, we use the latest technology to help our clients achieve their dental goals, whether that be for cosmetic purposes, functionality, or both. Our skilled private cosmetic dentists will work with you to uncover your needs and ensure that you finally get to experience a smile that fills you with confidence.
If you’d like to know more about the complete range of cosmetic dentistry solutions at The Dental Boutique, contact us on [email protected] to make an appointment.