Dental implants and veneers are often mistaken for one another. While they both contribute to a more confident smile, they are vastly different. Here’s how:
|Primarily Functional: Dental implants are artificial tooth roots attached to the jaw to function as a replacement for teeth that have been removed or broken||Primarily Cosmetic: Thin, tooth-colored shells that are attached to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearanceby hiding damaged or cracked teeth|
|Major tooth correction: Complete and permanent tooth replacement||Minor tooth correction: Spacing between teeth, stains, chipped teeth|
|Can last 25 years or longer with proper care||Last approximately 10 years|
|Procedure length: 4-10 months, and typically involves several visits to the dentist||Procedure length: Can be applied very quickly, and involves up to three dental visits|
|Cost: $1,500-$6,000||Cost: $800-$2,000|
|Material: Typically made with Titanium||Material: Usually made with porcelain.|
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