Dental veneers are reedy custom fittings that dentists place on teeth to hide or correct damages such as decay, crookedness, discoloration, stains, chips, and small missing parts. Dentists also use these shells to correct or hide gaps between teeth. These restorations are placed on the front side of teeth, helping improve their appearance. They are helpful to individuals who need a longstanding solution to cosmetic concerns, especially the ones that fail to respond to other treatments like braces, retainers, and teeth whitening.
What Happens in Veneers Placement?
A dentist shaves off a little part of the enamel, the thin protective cover of the teeth. Once placed, an individual cannot remove veneers or decide not to use them. As such, you should make an informed decision before considering using veneers.
Types of Veneers
Veneers mostly come in two types. Porcelain-made veneers are strong and feature the same color as your real teeth. It is also possible to enhance their white color so that they brighten your smile. The other type, resin-based composite veneers tend to look similar to porcelain. The difference, however, is that a dentist removes less enamel and is less expensive. It is easier to replace composite resin veneers when they become broken or damaged compared to porcelain.
Which Veneer is Best for You?
Porcelain veneers seem to be better compared to resin veneers when it comes to the ability to last longer, stain, and assume the color of teeth. Porcelain can endure for up to 20 years while resin veneers last about 5 years. That being said, porcelain veneers require much removal of enamel, which can make it difficult to have a replacement.
Talk to us about choosing veneers for restorative and functional solutions for teeth imperfections and damages. Our dentist will help you out in determining what veneer works for you depending on your preferences, budget, and needs.
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