Dental Implants Vs. Veneers: Everything You Need To Know


In a previous blog, I introduced *What is the difference between veneers and Dental Implants to my dear readers and friends. The theme of today's blog is to extend the previous blog, to bring you a more detailed introduction.

Pros and Cons of Dental Implants and Veneers:

Now that we know what veneers and dental implants are, let's talk about their pros and cons.

Dental Implants Advantage:

Dental implants can restore completely missing teeth that veneers cannot handle, but they are different from dentures. Dental implants are safe and very stable, you don't have to worry about them falling off when you talk or eat, because the implants are fixed to the bone. And dental implants last a long time, according to studies, dental implants can be used for up to 50 years. You also don't have to worry about certain health problems with these dental implants, because they don't have any toxicity, they also resist problems like cavities, and also preserve the adjacent teeth and jawbone. So for comfort, naturalness, and health, dental implants are a good choice.

Dental Implant disadvantage:

Because of the complexity of this technique and the pursuit of high quality and durability, dental implants are often more expensive than other cosmetic dental options. The entire treatment takes a long time. Depending on your treatment plan, imaging, removal of damaged teeth, preparation of the jaw, etc. may take several months to complete.

Veneers Advantage:

Compared to dental implants, veneers take a lot less time, which makes veneers the fastest way to cover up tooth wear, and it's also cheap and doesn't have as many complicated procedures and processes.

Veneers Disadvantage:

In general, veneers may be more prone to chipping than other cosmetic dentistry. A veneer will last about 10-15 years, depending on the type you choose. And not everyone can choose veneers to cosmetically restore their teeth, and some people with fragile teeth and grinding problems should consider other options. People who opt for veneers experience increased sensitivity to hot and cold sensations because the dentist needs to remove some of the enamel prior to veneers for successful veneers.

How to choose the right dental procedure for you?

1. Know the condition of your teeth

If your teeth are severely damaged, you can choose dental implants to replace the damaged teeth, which can prevent infection or complications. Choosing dental implants can solve major problems such as broken teeth.

2. Factor in Any Bite Correction Needs

When you need to fix certain dental problems, or when you have certain problems with your teeth, your bite can become misaligned. This directly affects how you chew, talk and smile. Dental implants reduce/prevent misalignment by correcting alignment by filling gaps with implants to create jawbone or gum tissue. Veneers improve the spacing between teeth to achieve aesthetics, but cannot fundamentally solve the occlusal problem.

3.  Weigh the service life of the two

As mentioned above, the service life of dental implants is about 50 years, while the service life of veneers is about 10-15 years. After about 10 years, veneers need to be adjusted or replaced, while implants do not require much attention and adjustment.

4.  Make choices based on your financial situation and dental problems