Veneers Vs. Dental Implants: Which Is Best For You

A beautiful smile is something most people strive for. If you have yellowed teeth, crooked or missing teeth though, you may feel self conscious about your smile. If you're looking to improve your smile cosmetic dentistry can help give you the smile you have been wanting. Some popular options are veneers and dental implants. These are two very different procedures and aren't for everyone. Read on for the differences between these two procedures to know which may be best for you.


Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are placed over your existing teeth. Your existing teeth and filed down and the porcelain veneer is bonded to the tooth. The veneers are usually placed on the teeth you can see when you smile. It is an irreversible procedure, as in you will not be able to go back to your natural teeth if you don't like the way they look. 

Dental veneers is a procedure that will take multiple appointments, as a mold needs to be made of your teeth and temporary veneers are given to you to begin with, then permanent veneers are bonded to your teeth.

Veneers are natural-looking, although they can be made to improve your smile and give you a whiter-brighter smile. Veneers are stain resistant and can be long-lasting. They do require teeth to adhere to, so if you have missing teeth you may not be eligible for veneers. They will cover broken, chipped, yellowed, gap or crooked teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are good for those that have missing teeth or teeth that are in very poor shape. Dental implants are implanted into the bone in your mouth, so the bone needs to be in good shape. These implants are permanent and mimic your natural teeth. There is no special care for dental implants, you can eat or drink whatever you want much like your natural teeth.

Dental implants take multiple appointments or procedures to complete. You can have one dental implant or multiple implants depending on your teeth. 

Dental implants do not move around and will not move around when eating, drinking or laughing. It is implanted in the bone of the jaw and the "tooth" is screwed onto the implant screw. 

Veneers and dental implants can both give you a beautiful smile. Talk to your cosmetic dentist about which type of procedure is best for you to give you the beautiful smile you're looking for. Visit a site like for more help.