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Veneers VS. Dental Implants

Last updated 7 years ago

Since the early 90’s, public interest in cosmetic dentistry has expanded rapidly. Cosmetic dentistry will of course be hard-pressed to replace the practicality of yearly checkups with the dentist, but improving the look of your smile has its perks!

If you are in New York, all it takes is the right dentist and the proper dental procedure and before you know it, you’ll have a winning smile!

Veneers and dental implants are two common choices in cosmetic dentistry.  

Dental implants and porcelain veneers can both remedy several dental problems. Both are solutions to discoloration, chips and of course, conspicuous damage to teeth.

Porcelain Veneers:

A veneer is a very thin (nearly a fraction of a millimeter) shell, usually composed of porcelain, that envelops the front and sides of the particular tooth. Before the shell is applied, a minimal amount of the existing tooth needs to be removed for proper installation. The removal process is swiftly and delicately performed by a cosmetic dentist using a high-speed drill.

  • Durability: If properly taken care of, veneers prove to be durable. They can even outlast the more traditional crown.

Dental Implants:

Dental implants are meant to replace missing teeth or fill in gaps between teeth. The finished procedure consists of an artificial tooth securely attached to the jaw bone by a titanium implant. Nowadays, dental implants are even known as the superior procedure among alternatives for tooth replacement.

  • Durability: Dental implants literally have metal titanium for their roots. This metal is well known for its anti-rust abilities even when exposed to water and liquids. Bone cells have also been shown to bond well with the various depressions on the surface of a titanium implant. 

Your dentist will suggest an option for you based on the extent of damage to your teeth, the unique way your teeth interlock, and your particular habits (i.e. nail biting, grinding).

For more information, contact one of the best cosmetic dentists in NYC at the Smile Studio. Dr. Mal Braverman and the Smile Studio are a one-stop clinic in NYC for porcelain veneers, dental implants, Invisalign, a smile makeover, and orthodontics.  (212) 688-3838


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