What are dental implants?
In simple terms, dental implants are artificial or replacement tooth roots. Implants are used to provide a strong foundation for fixing replacement teeth. Dental implants have a success rate of 98% and once fixed can last you a lifetime, if accorded the proper care. It is important for a patient to have healthy gums and enough bone if they are to be considered a suitable candidate for implants. The benefits of dental implants include improved appearance, improved speech, improved self-esteem and better oral health. Anyone who has lost teeth through injury or decay should consider getting dental implants.
Understanding dental veneers
Dental veneers are very thin n nature and generally thin and shell like. They are typically made specifically for the individual and are used to cover the front surface of the persons teeth in order to improve appearance. Veneers are made of tooth-colored materials and are bonded to the front of the teeth. The result is that the teeth change their color, size, shape or length. Dental veneers, sometimes referred to as porcelain veneers, are used in various circumstances including:
1. When one has discolored teeth that cannot be restored using other means such as bleaching
2. When one has gaps between their teeth and wishes to have these gaps filled
3. When one has misaligned or uneven teeth
4. When one has chipped or broken teeth