You may be wondering what the difference is between veneers and dental implants, and which you may be in need of. This post will explore the difference between both of the options, and hopefully make your decision clear on which procedure is best for you!
What is a Veneer?
A veneer acts as a covering to already existing teeth and it’s purpose is to improve the tooth’s overall appearance. Veneers are typically made from a thin material, usually porcelain, and are bonded to the tooth’s exterior using glue. The veneers are created with the intention of restoring the patient’s natural smile and improving the appearance by correcting imperfections.
What is a Dental Implant?
On the other hand, a dental implant is an artificial tooth. Implants are used for patients who have had teeth have fall out or those that require complete removal of their teeth due to certain illnesses. Dental Implants are placed inside the bone as an artificial root and then covered with a what’s known as a crown. Dental implants would not be performed on patients if the only problem that they have are surface imperfections, or if their teeth are in relatively good shape. When that is the case, we recommend veneers to the patients.
Veneers and Implants Compared
It is possible that veneers can shift if they are not properly bonded to your teeth . If this occurs, they tend to recede from your gum line, which can cause problems down the line like tooth decay and gum disease. Also, veneers usually last anywhere from 10-15 years before replacements are needed. Dental implants are usually a life-long solution and tend to last last about 25-30 years. Dental implants are inserted and attached directly into bone to provide a strong anchor for artificial teeth.
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When it comes to your health, both that of your mouth and your overall well-being, nothing beats dental implants from Dental Made Easy. We are the best dental practice in the Queens, NY 11375 area and are open on Sundays as well as late evenings. We also are an emergency practice and will accommodate any and all patients that walk in.
To set up your appointment give us a call at (844) 979-EASY (3279). We have offices in Forest Hills, Crown Heights and Garden City Park. Walk-ins welcomed, we take emergencies and we are open on late nights to accommodate patients with a busy schedule. We hope to see you soon!