An implant and a veneer?

I have a missing tooth and want to get a dental implant to replace it. But, I also want to get a full set of porcelain veneers. I want my teeth whiter along with some reshaping. Is it possible to get veneers and a dental implant and it still look good?

Jenny- from Idaho Falls

Jenny,

Yes, it is possible to do this and it still look aesthetic. However, you need to make sure you go to an expert cosmetic dentist. This is not a time for price shopping. Cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty. Therefore any general dentist who learns a few cosmetic procedures can call themselves a cosmetic dentist. Unfortunately, learning the procedures does not guarantee artistry.

If you’re going to go through the time and expense of getting a smile makeover, you want to make sure you are going to be satisfied with the results.

I would have the implant placed first, then you can have the dental crown (that covers the implant) and the porcelain veneers made at the same time so they will match each other perfectly.

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