Replacing or Fixing a Front Chipped Tooth. Are Dental Veneers Right for You

March 31, 2020, Functional Aesthetic Dentistry

Same Day Dental Veneers at Dr. Suffolettas Practice
Same Day Dental Veneers at Dr. Suffolettas Practice
If you have ever considered dental veneers, you may wonder if they are right for you. Do not fear the process, most dentists will agree that they are a great solution to a beautiful smile.

Dental veneers are placed over your teeth to ensure a smooth and polished white surface over the enamel. Cosmetic dental veneers make your smile beautiful, regardless of chips or cracks. After all, a broken smile can diminish your confidence and self assurance!

If you are wondering whether or not fixing that chip tooth with dental veneers is the right thing to do, a quick visit to your dentist for advice will help you come to a final decision. This short guide will help talk you through the benefits of getting porcelain dental veneers and it all starts with the end result in mind, the perfect smile.

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are a fantastic option for those that don’t want a filling or want to protect their teeth. It’s also a great option if you have a chipped tooth, as a veneer will hide the cracked tooth while at the same time help to improve your oral health by protecting any exposed areas from plaque damage and decay.

When applied to the world of dentistry, a tooth veneer is any thin material that is placed over the surface of the tooth in an effort to protect it. There are different types. You can get a porcelain tooth veneer or composite resin tooth veneers, depending on your style and needs. Let’s look at these different types of veneer in more detail.

Which is better? Resin or Porcelain dental veneers?

Let’s start by saying that same day dental veneers are possible but not all dental providers offer this service. Some are even clip-on, but these are not generally used long term. Porcelain veneers are made from - you guessed it! - porcelain, whereas a resin cement might be used to create composite resin dental veneers.

The porcelain dental veneers are stained resistant, long-lasting, and are selected to match the natural color of the tooth. They can last between 10 to 20 years without falling out. Cosmetic dental veneers made of porcelain are permanent. Some of the enamel of the tooth is scraped back to allow the adhesive to cement to the veneer of the tooth.

Once you choose porcelain you cannot leave the tooth unprotected in future. It will always need to be protected by the Porcelain veneers. On the other hand, you can also opt for the composite resin dental veneers. These are also part of the same day dental veneers we mentioned above. They can be made in a lab in the same way as others can, but they have a double bonus.

Although composite dental veneers don’t last as long as porcelain ones, they don’t need that forever commitment. The veneer is placed on the tooth in a single day, in one visit to your dentist. Same day dental veneers are not as long-lasting, are usually composite resin, and are cemented to a pre-shaped tooth in a single sitting.

What are the benefits of dental veneers?

The benefits of dental veneers are the aesthetic aspects and the protection aspects. When a veneer is placed it saves the tooth from having to be replaced completely. It saves money by protecting the tooth from future damage and it strengthens any weakened areas caused by chipping your tooth. Best of all, veneers don’t require ongoing maintenance very often. As an added bonus you don’t need to remove them at the end of the day, either.

What are the negatives of having a chipped tooth? Physically and mentally.

Dental veneers are so much better than a chipped tooth. What are the worries of chipping your teeth?

  • Chipped or broken teeth can significantly lower your confidence, particularly if it is a front tooth and therefore very noticable.
  • They can stop you from getting a job since you don't look or feel your best.
  • A chipped tooth can lead to further dental and oral health problems if left untreated.

It’s a better solution for both your physical and your mental health, if you get cosmetic dental veneers.

Post Dental Veneer Procedure, what’s next for proper treatment?

Porcelain dental veneers and composite resin dental veneers need to be made. In order to do this, a cast is taken of your teeth. In traditional methods, this is sent to the lab, who produces the veneers and sends them back to your dentist. If your dentist provides same day dentistry, the cast does not need to be sent to the lab, your dentist can produce the material right in their dental practice. After which, they get installed before you leave your appointment.

After this appointment is completed, you treat your veneers as you would your regular teeth. Follow ups are only needed as often as regular check ups. It is recommended that you have any exposed areas of your teeth around the gum line cleaned every 6 months as part of standard treatment.

If you have any questions about chipped or cracked teeth and would like to get a hold of a dentist in your area, leave a comment behind so that our online team can help you find what you’re looking for. If you’re in the Las Vegas area, you can visit a dental practice near your area for same day dental service.



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