Dentures Versus Veneers

By Hidden Lakes Dental Care, PC
January 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   Veneers  

You’re not happy with your smile. Maybe you’re missing teeth; maybe you have minor gaps or chips. Maybe you’ve even thought about veneersyour options. Should I get veneers? Would dentures be better? If you live in Bolingbrook, IL, these are questions you should get answered at Hidden Lakes Dental Care.

If your teeth and gums are basically healthy but have minor flaws, chips or discoloration issues, veneers are a popular option for several reasons. For one, the option is designed to improve the look of your existing teeth. In a veneer procedure, your Bolingbrook dentist removes a tiny portion of the enamel from the front surface of your teeth then permanently cements an ultra thin tooth shaped and tooth colored cover to the front surface of each tooth. The veneers are shaped and designed to your particular specifications. Veneers are minimally invasive, usually, do not require anesthesia and can be done in one sitting at the dentist office. They last for many years as well.

In a small percentage of cases, people who have undergone a veneer procedure have reported some heightened sensitivity to heat and cold, but, generally, complications are very minor, if they occur at all.

However, veneers are most effective for people who have healthy teeth and gums and who are trying to correct minor flaws. They do not replace missing teeth nor are they usually recommended for people with severe tooth decay or advanced gum disease.

However, for people who have lost teeth or may lose teeth due to various issues, dentures can be an effective option. Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth designed and manufactured for you. They are relatively inexpensive compared to other treatment options and they are designed first to help you eat, chew and speak clearly as well as restore your smile. If you are already missing teeth or you are in a situation where you may need to have a tooth or teeth extracted, dentures can be an effective replacement.

Whereas veneers are permanent, you wear your dentures whenever you wish.

Whatever your situation, the qualified, caring dentists on staff with Hidden Lakes Dental Care can help you make the best choice for you. For more information contact Hidden Lakes Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL, at (630) 759-0077.