Are veneers implants?

Implants and veneers, are they the same?

Veneers and dental implants are both popular dental treatments that help rectify particular issues in your teeth, however they are not the same. Dental implants focus upon replacing any missing teeth, whilst the veneers are more focused on the aesthetics of your smile and rectifying any chips or cracks.

Veneers are a popular option for people who have healthy teeth but may be unhappy with how they look due to their natural design or some damage such as cracks or chips. The veneers, which can be made from porcelain or compositeSingle surface composite filling (white or tooth colored) performed on a tooth in the front of the mouth. resin, are a great quick option to refresh your smile. They are thin strips which are attached to the front of your teeth. In doing so they cover gaps, chips or any damage and appear indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Dental implants seek to fix major dental problems such as the loss of a tooth. Alternatively, they can be used to resolve bite and jaw problems, or issues that arise from chewing. An implantA device specially designed to be placed surgically within or on the mandibular or maxillary bone differs, from a veneerIn the construction of crowns or pontics, a layer of tooth-colored material usually, but not limited to, composite, porcelain, ceramic or acrylic resin, attached to the surface by direct fusion, cemen, in that an artificial rootThe anatomic portion of the tooth that is covered by cementum and is located in the alveolus (socket) where it is attached by the periodontal apparatus; radicular portion of tooth. is secured to your jawbone, and then a new tooth is placed upon it. The implant often requires more work from the dentist and there will be a number of sessions which can span a number of months.

For more information on these dental treatments, or if you are considering either of them please reach out to your dentist.

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