Are you looking to fix the aesthetic of your smile? Various dental cosmetic procedures are allowing us to get the smile we want. Veneers are one option to the many aesthetic dental problems we might have. But what are veneers? If you’re thinking about getting veneers, find out what they are and if it’s right for you.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are a thin, custom-made cover to adhere to the tooth giving it a more classical shape and look.
How are veneers any different from a crown? Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer is meant to cover only the front of the tooth. They are designed to look like your natural teeth and to fix the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.
Veneers can help correct a range of dental problems that are both physical and aesthetic such as,
- Permanently stained teeth
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Gap or uneven spaces between teeth (usually the front teeth)
- Crooked teeth
They are, again, a cosmetic fix to having the beautiful smile we want to see on ourselves. Since veneers are meant to look like our teeth the most common type to get is a porcelain veneer.
Types of Veneers
Porcelain veneers are not the only option for veneers; composite resin is another option. However, you want to discuss your options with your dentist to see which is right for you and your tooth. Here’s information on both options for veneers.
- They are resilience and strength.
- A small amount of our tooth’s enamel has to be removed to place the porcelain veneer in the front side of our teeth. (Less tooth removal than a cap or crown.)
- Custom-made by a dental technician at a dental lab.
- It is a two-day treatment process since waiting on the lab work.
- Not reversible process since the small removal of the tooth enamel cannot be reinstated.
- Are added to the tooth layer by layer which is hardened by light.
- After they have been applied, it is then polished to give it a natural look.
- They are typically fabricated on the same day as dental visit so you can get same day treatment.
- The dentist shapes and sculpts it to look like a natural tooth.
- It is less invasive, quicker, ad irreversible since there is minimal prep work on teeth.
Getting a Consultation
Veneers may not be a dental treatment for everyone which is why we recommend you make an appointment for a consultation with your dentist. You want to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy and that you discuss with your options with your dentist. Ask about the treatment, what to expect during and afterward the procedure, and maintenance for your veneers. To make an appointment with our dentist, you can either fill out our appointment form or call us at (801)-747-8000.