There are multiple types of cosmetic restorations that fit the various needs of different patients. Each serves a specific purpose – comparing dental implants to veneers and crowns isn’t accurate, since both are employed in different dental cases Our dentist in Reno, NV, explains more here about dental implants, veneers, and crowns.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are used as a replacement for a tooth root after a tooth is lost or extracted. They are essentially screws that are placed into the bone of the jaw which allow for a crown to be screwed or cemented on top. Dental implants are used to replace entire missing teeth without the need for a bridge, or supporting tooth, on either side. They function exactly like your regular teeth, give your bite stability, and can restore facial structure that may have been lost.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers differ from dental implants in that they do not replace an entire tooth. Veneers are small porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They are a conservative restoration that corrects the surface of the tooth when it has fractured, chipped, discolored, or out of alignment. Veneers are a great option:

  • To fix chips or cracks in teeth
  • To adjust or even out tooth color
  • To improve overall smile
  • To improve alignment of teeth


Veneers are resilient and stain-resistant and can last for years with proper care.

When Are Crowns Used?

Crowns are restorations that cover your entire tooth and match your natural teeth. They are used when the damage or decay is too extensive for veneers or fillings to be effective. Crowns are also used to improve the alignment of the teeth or to complete your smile if you don’t opt for (or are not a candidate for) dental implants.

To see which restoration is right for you, contact us!

Contact Our Dentist in Reno, NV, for More Information

To get in contact with our friendly team at Atencio Dentistry, call our Reno office today at 775-298-6108!

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The team at Atencio family dentistry is amazing. The entire staff is kind, courteous, professional and most of all understanding of your needs. The prices are very reasonable and Dr. Atencio's work is perfection. Their dedication to professionalism and the highest quality dental care is why I only trust Atencio family dentistry. Well worth the drive for a great dental experience. See you next time.

- Justin warren b 5 star review

Had a recent visit to Atencio Dentistry as a new patient; staff was wonderful and accommodating to my disability needs from appointment scheduling to cleaning. My hygienist was very gentle. Dr. Atencio was present to review my dental X-rays and properly evaluated what needed to be done. Needed referral for evaluation for my jaw discomfort. Will be back to get what needs to be done and for my next cleaning.

- Donna abilene r 5 star review

Dr. Atencio and his staff are so friendly, kind, gentle and professional! I had a tooth pulled today, and everyone was awesome. Dr. Atencio was amazing and when he was done I was shocked that the tooth had been pulled. I highly recommend Dr. Atencio for any of your dental needs!

- Jeff j parel 5 star review

I like Karian, my new hygienist. She is personable, professional, knows her craft and made me feel comfortable and at ease. A very nice addition to Atencio's team. I also love the new air filtering equipment that has been added in each hygienist work station. An extra measure of precaution during this pandemic.
Nice to see a profession that is so proactive and protective during these challenging times

- Maggie kathleen a 5 star review

Excellent!! Wish I could give more stars as I am deathly afraid of the dentist and this office is amazing. Love the fact I can have nitrous oxide for cleanings. Sarah the dental hygienist is amazing!!! Best Dentist (Dr. Atencio) I have ever had in my 59 years!!! Thank you

- Cathy julius w 5 star review

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Reno, NV 89509


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