Do your teeth affect your daily eating and speaking habits? A dentist can help you make the right decision on whether dental implants or dental veneers in Alexandria, VA are best for you!
What are Dental Implants and Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are custom-made, water-thin shells, made from resin-based (tooth colored) composite, made to improve the overall appearance of your teeth.
Dental implants are titanium or ceramic based screws acting as the root of your teeth to hold dental crowns, bridges, and denture restorations. Dental implants fuse with your jawbone over time through osseointegration, which permanently replace missing or failing teeth.
Most people would say that dental implants are stronger than veneers due to the strengthened nature of dental implants. Implants tend to be free from decades of wear and tear that your natural teeth may have, and they are a complete package designed around strength. Also, dental implants are made of strong materials and dental veneers are normally made from porcelain or a resin base composite, which makes dental implants inherently sturdier.
The Advantages of Dental Veneers:
- Natural teeth appearance
- Porcelain and the gums work well together
- Stain resistant
- Not much shaping is required
- Color matching to align with the natural tooth color
- Cheaper than a full dental crown, without replacing a whole tooth
The Advantages of Dental Implants:
- Look, feel, and act like the natural tooth
- Speaking ability enhanced
- Replacement of missing teeth permanently
- Preservation of jawbone health
- Natural facial contours
- Stable, solid biting function restored
- Fuses with the jaw for stability
- Confidence and quality of life improved
The Cosmetic Dentistry Process:
Many people think that the process for dental implants surgery is long and drawn out, when in reality the procedure can be done all in one day. The process begins with a custom-tailored consultation that determines what you like and do not like. Dr. A. Garrett Gouldin and his highly trained team at Northern Virginia Periodontics uses 3D CAT Scan images to have a more precise plan for your implant surgery. Dr. Gouldin can use the S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting methos if you do not have enough jawbone to get the implant. Dr. Gouldin and his team utilizes X-NAV Dynamic implant guidance to place your FDA approved implant, on the day of your procedure. A dentist in Alexandria, VA can pull your failing teeth and place the dental implant on the same day. Once your dental implant surgery is complete, you are referred back to your general dentist for the bridge, implant crown, or attachment of denture.
Interested in Fixing Your Smile Today?
Are you ready to permanently replace your missing or broken teeth? Are you ready to regain the confidence you need to smile big again? Are you ready to show up at social events with the best part of your outfit being your smile? Call our doctors, Dr. A. Garrett Gouldin, Dr. Francisco T. Carlos, and Dr. Vishal Gohel in our office in Alexandria, VA and schedule your appointment today and get on your way to smiling beautifully as you did before!