Both dental implants and veneers can restore one’s smile, but the treatments differ in important ways.
If you have concerns related to your smile, you may be wondering what kind of treatment suits you best. Thanks to advancements in the field of dentistry, there are now a range of cosmetic and restorative treatments that can be used to resolve a number of issues, from aesthetic imperfections to problems affecting one’s oral function. While veneers are an effective treatment when it comes to concealing cosmetic flaws, dental implants act as a replacement for a missing tooth and restore both function and aesthetics. Read on to find out more about these treatments, how they differ, and which one might be right for you…
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment and are a great way to enhance the appearance of one’s smile. At Zen Dental Clinic, we offer porcelain veneers, which are thin shells designed to cover the outside of the teeth and conceal a range of imperfections. The porcelain material that we use is very durable and can be colour matched to your natural teeth. Dental veneers are often a suitable treatment for patients who would like to cover up chipped or discoloured teeth. They can also be used to reshape teeth and cover up unwanted gaps between the teeth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants, on the other hand, are a restorative treatment. They are often recommended when it is necessary to replace a missing tooth. While veneers are placed over the surface of the teeth, dental implants are actually drilled into the jawbone and then topped with an artificial tooth or crown.
Which treatment is right for you?
The treatment that is right for you will depend on what your concerns are. If you have cosmetic concerns such as chips, stains, mild misalignment or gaps between your teeth, dental veneers are likely to be a suitable treatment for you. If, however, you are missing a tooth and would like to restore the function of your bite, dental implants may provide a solution. It is important to note that you will need to have healthy jawbone with no conditions that impact bone growth and no gum disease in order to be a suitable candidate for an implant.
How can we help?
At Zen Dental Studio, we offer a range of both cosmetic and restorative treatments. Cosmetic treatments are ideal for patients who have concerns about the way their teeth look and who would like to enhance the general appearance of their smile. Besides veneers, we also offer teeth whitening treatments, as well as smile makeovers. To find out more about these treatments, take a look here.
We also offer a number of restorative treatments at Zen Dental Studio. These treatments are helpful for patients who are looking for solutions to damaged, broken or missing teeth. Besides dental implants, we also offer crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays, and root canal treatments. To find out more about the restorative dentistry services that we provide, please have a look here.
If you would like to find out more about any of the treatments that we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. For a full list of the treatments that we provide, please have a look here. Our team is friendly and experienced, and we welcome all new and existing patients to our clinic.