What are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are very thin shells, typically made of porcelain or resin, that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile.  Your dentist may recommend dental veneers to correct several types of smile imperfections.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

Custom-made veneers can be used for just one tooth or for your entire smile.  We may suggest veneers to:

  • Close large spaces and gaps between teeth
  • Whiten teeth that are severely stained or discolored
  • Improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth
  • Restore teeth that are broken, chipped, worn, or fractured
  • Teeth with large gaps between them. Such as the upper front teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the color and translucence of porcelain is a great match for the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Specifically:

  • They are considered long-lasting, and very durable.
  • The surface appears natural
  • Placing them on your teeth requires removing less enamel than a crown or cap would require.
  • These veneers are more stain resistant.

Composite Resin Veneers

The composite resin used to make this type of veneer is made from tooth filling material.  It is the same color as a natural tooth. There are many benefits to choosing composite resin veneers, including:

  • Composite resin requires less enamel to be removed than required for crowns, caps, or porcelain veneers.
  • May require fewer visits than other alternatives.
  • Less expensive than porcelain veneers.
  • Easier to fix if damage.

As you can see, there are many benefits to dental veneers. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and see how veneers can benefit you.