When your teeth are damaged, it can have a negative impact on your whole life. The way you speak and eat change, and seeking treatment is the only seemingly possible way to get back to normal. Dr. Lawrence Duffy, Dr. Kyle Duffy, and the rest of the team at Center for Dental Anesthesia offer a number of dental services to get your life back to normal. There are many options now a days that can get your smile back, and two of them are dental implants and porcelain veneers.
Dental Implants are embedded into the jaw using titanium posts and capped with natural looking crowns. A crown is shaped like your tooth, but is made of synthetic materials, so they do not rot or become diseased. The process of dental implants typically takes a few months to complete, and are used for a multitude of reasons. Unlike a porcelain veneer being used for cosmetic purposes, dental implants are used in the cases of losing a permanent tooth. They can last up to a lifetime once in place and with proper care.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells carefully shaped and attached to the front of your teeth. The natural tooth is shaven down, carefully, to accommodate the porcelain shell, which improve the appearance of your teeth. Some reasons for veneers are because of chipped teeth, gaps, discoloration, and other cosmetic reasons. Because the porcelain veneer is adhered to your own tooth, it is possible they dislodge with sticky or hard foods.
Veneers Vs Dental Implants
There are many reasons why you may be seeking out these procedures, and there are a few things to note while you and your doctor make the decision. Porcelain veneers may be for you if you are unhappy with your teeth’s appearance and wish to improve the look of your smile. Dental implants may be your choice, if you have missing teeth and wish to restore full function of your mouth. Both have their roles in dental care, so before making your life long decision, consult with Dr. Duffy to find out what is the perfect fit for your life.
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