“A Smile Is Happiness You’ll Find Right under Your Nose.” – Tom Wilson
What Are the Different Types of Veneers?
Veneers are one of the best ways to recreate your smile into something better without the work of endless whitening procedures and at-home whitening kits. Veneers are crafted specifically for your teeth and are designed to fit over them perfectly. For those who can’t afford braces and are tired of paying for costly whitening treatments, veneers may be the perfect option.
Braces adjust and straighten your teeth, but they don’t change the overall appearance of them. Braces can be painful due to the metal scraping against multiple areas of your mouth. Compared to veneers, braces require a lot of maintenance – some patients require tightening procedures on a monthly basis.
In addition to making teeth look brighter and more beautiful, cosmetic dentistry veneers can also make teeth less sensitive and stronger.
Composite veneers are the cheapest option available if you’re looking into having veneers made for you. They are fairly easy to make, so the dentist is able to apply several of them at the same time during a single visit. They are made using composite resin, which is the same material that is used in tooth colored fillings, are are generally hand-made by dentists right in their office. They aren’t the strongest option for a veneer, which is why they are inexpensive, and they are more likely to chip and stain compared to porcelain veneers. They also don’t last as long as porcelain veneers do. Because of this, it’s very important to take proper care of them and ensure you have them for years to come.
Porcelain veneers are the strongest and most resilient type of veneers on the market. They can last for over 10 years without having to keep up with an overwhelming amount of maintenance. However, going through with porcelain veneers is a permanent decision, considering this procedure is not a reversible one. Made in a dental lab, porcelain veneers usually require multiple visits to ensure they fit the patient’s teeth properly. Patients will need to wear temporary veneers while the real ones are being made for them. Though veneers made of porcelain are expensive, they are the best long-term option.
The Process of Getting Veneers
Patients get veneers to help correct aesthetic dental issues, such as yellowed or otherwise stained teeth, who are looking to make a positive change to their smile. Finding the proper dentist to speak to about getting veneers is just as important as making the decision to have them done. The dentist should be knowledgeable about them and work with you based on your specific needs.