Dental Implants vs. Porcelain Veneers
Do you need to fix cracked, small, misshapen, loose, misaligned, or even missing teeth? Would you like a smile that’s brighter, straighter, and stronger? If you’ve been considering reconstruction for your teeth, you have several options to pursue. Here at Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry, we can help you find the right treatment, depending on your needs and lifestyle, to achieve your smile goals. Read on to learn about two such treatments we offer that could improve your smile: dental implants and porcelain veneers.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are biocompatible titanium posts embedded below the gumline. Crowns are then attached to the posts above the gumline. These crowns look and feel exactly like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Once the implant fuses with your jawbone, this tooth replacement option is incredibly durable and long-lasting. With superb oral hygiene, dental implants can last upwards of 10-15 years or more. But before you can proceed with getting dental implants, it must be confirmed that your jaw is strong enough and your gums healthy enough to properly support them. After all, it is dental surgery! Which also means it can take several months for your implant sites to completely heal, and even longer if you need a prior bone graft.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are permanently bonded to the front of your existing teeth after we shave away some of the enamel, which ensures a perfect fit. They are durable, long-lasting, stain-resistant, and are custom-crafted to look just the way you want! They are excellent at covering up misshapen or discolored teeth, giving you the dazzling smile you deserve. To be a good candidate for veneers, the teeth that you’ll be covering with veneers must have healthy roots and can’t be loose.
Transform Your Smile in Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Here at Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry, we can help you achieve your dream smile. Contact us if you’re ready to discuss your options for a smile that is both healthy and beautiful!Contact Us