If you are not involved in the dentistry industry, it can be difficult for you to differentiate between the two. Veneers tend to enhance the cosmetic appearance of your smile and dental implants help in replacing the missing teeth. Here is more you should know.

The issues they address

Veneers are great for teeth that are healthy but not pleasing aesthetically. They tend to shield the imperfections from chips, stains, gaps and a lot more. They only cover the front surface of your teeth, unlike the dental crowns. Their look is similar to the natural teeth and they are customized in order to fit your smile. Veneers are a great way to boost your confidence but they do not change or create an impact on the function of your teeth in any way.

Dental implants are the permanent teeth replacement. They replace one or many teeth and in rare cases, the complete mouth. They are a solution to bone loss, missing teeth and receding gums. Dental implants are essential for people who miss teeth. If they aren’t replaced then the jawbone begins to recede. If the teeth roots are missing to stimulate the jawbone, then it will rot. This impacts the dental health as well as overall health as well. Eating and talking become harder and the bone structure of the faces changes as well.


Veneers are composed of composite resin or porcelain. Dental implants are made of titanium and dental crowns.


Veneers last for at least 10 to 15 years. After this, your dentist may recommend replacements. If veneers failed to bond to your teeth appropriately, then they may shift, which leads them to recede from your gum line. This could cause issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Veneers are detachable and then rebuilt to be replaced. Also, keep in mind that the veneers may cause your mouth to get sensitive to hot and/or cold. Moreover, you may not be qualified enough to get veneers if your teeth are weak or if you grind your teeth at night.

Dental implants last for life. If someone has dental implants installed for 25 to 30 years, then they may need some adjustment. As the time passes by, they may need to get the implants tightened or replaced if any emergency, but they are permanent in nature.

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