More than Just Vanity: How to tell if you need Veneers, Crowns, or Implants

Dental CrownWhile it’s true that there are folks who choose to have such procedures as veneers, crowns and implants done on a whim, some actually need to consider which one is the best option for them. Here are the things your dentist will consider should you need any of these procedures.

What’s the Problem?

If your dental issue is superficial, then veneers are a great choice. Veneers are typically placed on top of the tooth, though some dentists may suggest applying the resin right on the tooth. Veneers will cover up stains and discolouration that can no longer be removed as well as chips on the surface of the teeth.

If your teeth are severely misaligned, or the enamel is heavily damaged, then crowns would be an alternative. Aside from the aesthetic improvement it provides, crowns actually coat the damaged tooth and provide renewed surface strength.

Should you lose the tooth (or teeth) in question, then you might be asked to consider getting dental implants. Implants are permanently fixed into the jaws and, unlike dentures, require several visits to put into place. Some dentists, however, may do a combination of both, depending on what they feel would be best for your needs.

Cost and Maintenance

Some procedures can be expensive, so choose where you have it done wisely. If you live in Liverpool, for example, have your regular dentist perform the procedure or ask for a recommendation. It is better to have the procedure done either near where you live or near where you work so that you can easily return for consultation if you run into any problems.

Finding a cheaper offering might not always be the best solution either, especially if you are unfamiliar with the one performing the procedure. Remember that, especially for implants, you can run into problems with infection and a reputable dentist will always be more careful with such operations.

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