Veneers vs. Dentures: Which To Choose?
Your smile is an important part of your look and personality, but it can be difficult to feel confident in a smile if life hasn’t been kind to your teeth. Everyone deserves a $100 million smile that shows people who they really are and gives them confidence.
If you’re looking to brighten up your smile and make a big difference in the look of your teeth, you might be considering veneers or dentures. It’s a big choice to make, and weighing the pros and cons of each option can be a tough process.
But we’re here to help. In this article, we’re going to go through all of the details about veneers and dentures so you can find out what the best option for you is. A beautiful smile is right around the corner.
What Are Veneers?
Let’s start with veneers. Simply put, veneers are coverings, usually made of porcelain, that are used to recreate the natural look of a tooth while also providing strength comparable to regular tooth enamel.
Essentially, veneers are tiny coverings or shells that your dentist will cement to your teeth. They look like teeth and feel like teeth, and you even care for them like regular teeth.
But you should know that veneers aren’t a solution for missing teeth — they can only bind to teeth that are already there. They generally work best for people with gaps between teeth, broken teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, or teeth that are severely worn down.
Are There Different Types of Veneers?
There are two main types of veneers. They both serve the same purpose, but they function a little differently, last different amounts of time, and have different price points.
The first type is the type we already mentioned: porcelain. Porcelain veneers are like shells that fit over each individual tooth. They look just like regular teeth, your gums stay intact, and you care for them just as you would regular teeth: with proper brushing and flossing.
One particular advantage of porcelain as a material is that it’s resistant to stains. In other words, your veneers will stay pretty for years to come.
The other type of veneer is composite resin. This type of veneer isn’t a shell that goes over the tooth like a porcelain veneer. Instead, this resin is shaped and bonded to the tooth. They can fill holes in your teeth or restore broken pieces well.
Composite resin isn’t quite as strong as porcelain, but they are easy to repair and a bit cheaper. For many people, composite resin veneers are the more affordable option.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures offer an entirely different approach to improving your beautiful smile. Dentures offer a full replacement of teeth, so if you’re missing several teeth, you may consider dentures to give you the confident smile you deserve.
Dentures are removable mouthpieces that are placed over the gums to replace missing teeth. These prosthetic teeth are typically made with acrylic, metal, or flexible nylon.
Are There Different Types of Dentures?
There are a lot of different types of dentures that are suited for different people with different needs. The first type is the partial denture. A partial denture is exactly what it sounds like: a piece of denture that only replaces some, but not all, of your teeth.
This option is best for people who are missing some teeth but still have other teeth in good condition. They’re removable plates that have teeth attached to them, and the teeth don’t even need to be next to each other for partial dentures to work. You can replace the front, the back, or a mixture of the two.
They sit neatly in your teeth and complete your smile with a full set of teeth. One downside to this type is that you’ll have to get your dentures adjusted every so often because your real teeth may shift naturally.
Also, if you’re only missing a couple of teeth, you may want to opt for another option, such as a dental bridge, which can replace up to two teeth next to each other.
Next, we have the full denture. As the name implies, a full denture is a full set of teeth. This denture is for people who are completely toothless. Each arch contains 12 to 14 teeth, depending on the shape of your mouth.
All types of dentures are important health treatments for people with missing teeth. They help with speaking, eating, and smiling so you can enjoy the quality of life you deserve.
What Are Anchored Dentures?
One newer type of denture at the forefront of dental technology is the anchored denture. This type of denture aims to fill in some of the gaps that regular dentures leave behind.
Regular dentures have a few weaknesses. For starters, they can often come loose and wobble around in your mouth, making it difficult for some to eat and speak while the dentures are in. They rely on adhesives and suction to keep them in. Secondly, because you’re missing all of your teeth and have no teeth roots, your face shape may change after you lose your teeth because bone strength may get weaker due to the lack of teeth.
Anchored dentures hope to fix all that. Anchored dentures, also called implant-supported dentures, utilize dental implants to stabilize the dentures in place while you’re wearing them. And with Renew, you can snap your teeth in, eat a bagel, snap them out, clean them, and snap them back in again.
A New Way To Do Teeth With Renew
The best smile solution for you depends on your situation. If you simply have a few broken or misshapen teeth, veneers may be a good solution to repair your smile easily.
And if you’re missing most or all of your teeth, Renew anchored dentures might be the right choice. Renew’s fixed-removable dental solution functions similarly to real teeth thanks to advanced dental implant technology. You are able to remove the teeth for extra cleaning or simply brush them like you would your normal teeth. Renew exists to make beautiful teeth accessible to all — if you’re suffering with missing and failing teeth and are ready for a set of stronger teeth, we’re ready to help.
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