Understanding Dental Veneers

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Understanding Dental Veneers

Is your smile bothering you? Do you have misaligned, stained, or chipped teeth? If the answer is yes to these questions, not all is lost. We recommend that you try out dental veneers, a minimally invasive cosmetic solution for the problems above.

Many people often consider veneers as a kind of “instant” solution for common dental problems that range from tooth stains, misaligned teeth, gaps, to thin enamel, and chipped teeth. Indeed, they’re a fast and simple fix to fixing your smile and overall appearance.

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Veneers are thin porcelain layers designed to cover your teeth, acting as a jacket that hide’s tooth problems. These fixtures, colored to match the color of your teeth, are then bonded to the problem area, hiding imperfections related to gaps, shape, and gloss (enamel).

While porcelain is the most popular material for dental veneers, there are specific cases where composite veneers are more ideal.

What Makes Porcelain and Composite Veneers Different

Many dentists will agree that that porcelain veneers are the stronger, more durable option. They’re more glossy and can be colored in a wider range of shades for different tooth colors, assuring better compatibility. Porcelain is also less susceptible to staining, and if the veneers are properly cared for, they should last for more than 10 years.

On the other hand, composite veneers offer the benefit of being cheaper, but this comes at the cost of durability. But there’s a silver lining; composite veneers can be repaired in no time at all. In contrast, when a porcelain veneer is chipped, it often has to be replaced.

Are Veneers for You?

Practically anyone can enjoy the smile-enhancing benefits of veneers, but our patients still have to undergo a routine checkup before installation of veneers. If you have dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay, we must first address this issues first before prescribing veneers.