I Have Missing Teeth. Can Porcelain Veneers Replace Them?

Ultimately, the type of cosmetic dentistry procedure used to restore your smile depends on the problem you’re trying to fix. Dental implants replace missing teeth while porcelain veneers offer smile improvements that are merely aesthetic and not functional. When you have healthy teeth and cosmetic concerns, such as chips, gaps, or stains, veneers are a great choice. However, for more severe problems, such as bone loss, gum recession, or missing teeth, Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot at Trusted Dental Care recommends dental implants. During a consultation at his Wylie, TX office, he can closely examine your teeth and gums to make the most professional treatment suggestion.

What do veneers do to your teeth?

Porcelain veneers help improve different cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Gaps

  • Spaces

  • Misalignment

  • Bite problems

  • Misshapen teeth

These thin porcelain shells are placed atop the natural teeth to reveal a straighter and brighter smile. A small portion of existing tooth enamel is removed to make the bonding process more successful. Dr. G. uses porcelain veneers to camouflage orthodontic problems. However, veneers do not change the position of the teeth.

Are veneers permanent?

Even though they are bonded, veneers are not indestructible. They can, in fact, chip or crack, leading to the need for replacement. You should care for your veneers like your natural teeth with regular brushing and flossing, and dental exams and cleanings for optimal oral health.

Alternatives for replacing teeth

At Trusted Dental Care, Dr. G. uses dental implants to replace missing teeth for his patients in Wylie, TX. They are metal posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace natural tooth roots. We use only the highest quality materials and technology, including Nobel Biocare®, Straumann, or Zimmer Biomet implants, to bring our patients the most optimal oral health and function. For patients who are looking for successful tooth replacement options, dental implants can be the answer.

Reasons to choose dental implants

Dental implants are used to:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth

  • Resolve bite problems caused by shifting teeth

  • Restoring a patient’s confidence

  • Restore speech

  • Support a denture or bridge

During a consultation, Dr. G. can determine if a patient is a candidate for dental implants. Generally, anyone with no existing oral health problem, who isn’t pregnant, and does not smoke is an ideal candidate for this restorative dentistry procedure in Wylie, TX.

Learn if porcelain veneers or dental implants will fix your crooked teeth best

Most of our patients at Trusted Dental Care dream of having a straight and white smile. Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot can help his patients throughout Wylie, TX to achieve their dream smile. During your consultation, he will evaluate your teeth and gums to decide which procedure will benefit you the most. To learn more about veneers and dental implants, call our dental office today to schedule an appointment.

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