An implant and a crown is pactically indistiguishable from your natural teeth, and it fits so securely that you won't even notice it when you cheew and speak. When you place an implant, it's not necessary for us to alter the structure of the adjacent teeth, so their stength and integrity is maintained. In essence, and implant is the next best thing to your real teeth.
A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain or plastic that is bonded to a tooth to improve its color or shape. A veneer generally covers only the front and top of a tooth. A veneer can be used to close spaces between teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth, or whiten staned stained or dark teeth.. When teeth are chipped or beginning to wear, veneers can protect them from damage and restore their original appearance.
Over time, your teeth darken as minerals penetrate their outer enamel layer.This darkening can be caused by foods and beverages that stain, such as coffee, colas, tea, red wine and berries. Tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco, can cause teeth to take on a yellowish brown hue. And the natural aging process can cause your teeth to darken.
In the past, porcelain crowns were always built upon a metal core. That was the only way they could have enough strength to withstand the tremendous biting forces that are exerted in your teeth. That metal core is what creates the dark blue line at the edge of many crowns.
Restoring your mouth with implants and a dental bridge is accomplished in 2 phases. The first phase of the procedure is the surgicall procedure of the implants. They're under the gums for several months while the bone attaches to them. After healing, the second phase begins. The implants are exposed and your new teeth are made.