If you’re not happy with your smile, dental veneers may be the solution for you. Veneers have been the gold standard in dental cosmetic treatment for decades, and they are specifically made to resemble a person’s natural teeth. They are a covering of porcelain or composite resin (tooth-colored filling material) that is precisely made to fit over the visible surface of your front teeth. This gives you a desired shape and shade (color). A full set of composite veneers is one of the quickest and cheapest ways to get a complete smile makeover.
Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to improve their appearance. Porcelain veneers are usually chosen for teeth that have been stained, chipped, or cracked, or for those who want to make their teeth appear whiter.
Composite resin veneers are used for patients who want to make small changes in the shape or position of their teeth. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel, but porcelain requires more removal of tooth structure to place them than does composite resin veneer placement.
How long dental veneers last and the care needed to keep them looking their best
Porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years with proper care. Composite veneers typically need to be replaced every five years. Porcelain is a more durable material and is less likely to chip or crack than composite. However, both types of veneers require regular cleaning and preventive dental care in order to maintain good oral health. Porcelain veneers are made from thin slivers of porcelain that fit over the front surface of your teeth and enhance their shape, size or color.
What to expect during and after the procedure?
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can fix a variety of smile problems. Porcelain and composite veneers are both options, but porcelain is the most common type. Composite veneers may not be as durable as porcelain, but they can be used to fix smaller problems and are a good option for people who have allergies to porcelain.
The procedure of getting dental veneers usually takes two appointments. The first appointment is when the dentist will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab. You will also choose the color of your veneers at this appointment. The second appointment is when the dentist will attach the veneers.
So, if you’re unhappy with your smile and want to explore your options for improving it, dental veneers may be a good choice for you. Compared to other cosmetic treatments, veneers offer many benefits, such as durability and a low likelihood of needing replacement. With proper care, dental veneers can last for many years. And while they may be more expensive than some other treatments, insurance often covers at least part of the cost. If you’re interested in learning more about dental veneers and whether they might be right for you, please contact our office today. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help walk you through the process of getting this transformative treatment.