One of the first things that people notice about you is your smile. If you're looking for a solution to gaps in your teeth, teeth alignment issues, stained teeth smile, a cracked or chipped tooth, or you need to change the overall shape of one of your teeth, it may be time to consider veneers. While there are many restorative options for these issues, veneers remain one of the top solutions to a brighter and more structured smile. One common misconception is that veneers ruin your teeth. Let's be clear; they don't. In fact, they're designed to fit your teeth perfectly and enhance your naturally beautiful smile. So, yes. It would be best if you talk to us about veneers.
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are tooth-colored shells made of composite resin or porcelain materials. They are mostly used for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. The difference between a veneer and a crown is that veneers only cover the teeth' front visible part. They are permanently bonded to the front of the teeth. You can get one piece, but they are usually applied to all or most of the front teeth to bring uniformity. If you have tried to whiten your teeth through bleaching and other teeth whitening procedures with no positive change, then it may be time to consider dental veneers.
The Different Types of Veneers and How They Are Fitted
There are two types of dental veneers; porcelain veneers and resin-based composite veneers. Porcelain veers are strong and long-lasting. Apart from the fact that they don't stain easily, they also give you a natural-looking surface. If you choose to fit porcelain veneers, a four-stage process is required: preliminary stage, preparation stage, placement stage, and the preservation stage.
On the other hand, resin-based veneers are fitted in one appointment since they require minimal enamel preparation and do not involve anesthesia. The best part of resin-based veneers is that the process isn't painful. If you want to know more about dental veneers and which type is right for you, contact our office at (425) 616-0620.