Dental Implants Vs. Veneers: A Side-By-Side Comparison

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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:

Dental Implants
Primarily Functional: Dental implants are artificial tooth roots attached to the jaw to function as a replacement for teeth that have been removed or brokenPrimarily 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 replacementMinor tooth correction: Spacing between teeth, stains, chipped teeth
Can last 25 years or longer with proper careLast approximately 10 years
Procedure length: 4-10 months, and typically involves several visits to the dentistProcedure length: Can be applied very quickly, and involves up to three dental visits
Cost: $1,500-$6,000Cost: $800-$2,000
Material: Typically made with Titanium Material: Usually made with porcelain.

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