Cosmetic dentistry has changed and improved the smiles of people the world over. But how do you know if veneers are better than dental implants?
Veneers and dental implants are both cosmetic dentistry options in Melbourne. If you are missing teeth then veneers won’t be possible. Veneers need to attach to an existing tooth whereas dental implants are a complete tooth replacement.
If you do have a damaged tooth or teeth then our cosmetic dentist will need to consult with you and assess your situation to ascertain whether tooth veneers or tooth implants are suitable.
What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are custom-made thin, shell like and tooth shaped cosmetic dentistry solutions. They mimic the front of your tooth and are made of porcelain or composite resin. They are colour matched to your existing teeth and upon application, attach to the front of your tooth using a dental approved adhesive.
Our cosmetic dentist recommends porcelain veneers but we also fit composite resin veneers if that is your preferred choice.
Veneers are a great option if you still have a healthy tooth or teeth but need to improve your smile.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants replace missing teeth. They replicate the look of a real tooth and are colour matched to your existing teeth. Dental implants are made of the post which is inserted into the gum to integrate with your jawbone, the abutment which attaches the post to the crown / restoration and the restoration which is the section that looks like a real tooth.
Dental implants are commonly made of titanium with the crown being made of porcelain.
Our cosmetic dentist will assess your suitability for dental implants based on your health history, current dental condition and any medications. Dental implants are not always a cosmetic dentistry option for everyone.
Veneers Vs Dental Implant Cost
The cost of veneers and dental implants varies. If we compare a ‘one for one’ scenario then dental implants require a greater investment than tooth veneers.
We need to consider your oral health and how many veneers or implants you need. We offer payment plans so you are not compromising your dental health.
We also recommend speaking with your health fund where applicable and discuss the cosmetic dentistry we are recommending for your circumstances.
How Long do Dental Veneers Last?
Tooth veneers do not last as long as dental implants. Where a veneer is made of porcelain, they can last up to 15 years or longer. Composite resin veneers will need replacing sooner at around 5 years.
How Long do Dental Implants Last?
When dental implants integrate well and you take care of your oral health, they can last anywhere from 25 years to a life time.
Cosmetic Dentistry Melbourne
To find out more about our cosmetic dentistry options, please make an appointment with our friendly staff at Holistic Dental Melbourne cbd. We know you’ll love the level of holistic care we provide and the right advice – just for you.