Veneers, Implants, Dentures: What’s the Difference?

Damaged and missing teeth aren’t just painful; they are also embarrassing and potentially dangerous to your health.

The good news is that many options exist to repair and replace your teeth if they are making it harder for you to smile, chew, and talk. Veneers, dentures, and implants are all popular dental solutions to enhance the appearance of your mouth and help you smile with confidence. Which one is right for you?

Veneers provide a way to create the naturally cohesive look you desire. They are thin pieces of material like porcelain or composite resin that are placed over your existing teeth. Veneers are the right choice to make slight position alterations or change the color, size, and shape of the teeth.

Complete Dentures
Dentures are created with a high-tech base that closely resembles natural gum tissue. This base is sturdy and durable enough to support a full set of natural-looking teeth, yet flexible enough to be fitted comfortably to your gum line. Complete dentures are the best option if you are missing all of your teeth and need a full replacement on the top, bottom, or both.

Partial dentures are a better choice if you only have a few teeth missing. With a smaller base that fits with precision between existing teeth, a partial denture uses suction to create a full set of teeth that looks just like a seamless, healthy set of natural teeth.

Dental implants replace missing teeth with durable alternatives that look exactly like natural teeth. The first step involves installing a small titanium screw into the jawbone. This titanium screw replaces the missing tooth root and fuses with the jawbone to become a permanent part of the mouth. After it has healed, a crown is attached to the end of the implant to replace the appearance and function of the tooth itself.

To select the best restorative dentistry option for your smile, reach out to your trusted Largo dentist. At Piper Family Dentistry, Dr. David Piper and his team are committed to helping their patients achieve optimal oral health with comprehensive and preventive dental care. Call (727) 548-7100 to schedule your appointment in Largo, Florida, today. 


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