What are Veneers?
Veneers, they're basically like false fingernails that fit over the front and the edge of the teeth. They are designed to enhance and improve the color, size, shape of the teeth, and they're one of the most commonly used cosmetic dentistry materials. It is designed to fit over the front of the teeth and just slightly over the edge. So, this is a design that we're making for an enhancement of teeth. The finished veneers are durable and perfectly catered to enhance the natural beauty of your smile.
2 Veneers Materials:
Porcelain veneers are the most lifelike, the most durable, and the prettiest form of the veneer. It is preferable for correcting issues of shape or color and can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. They can cost anywhere from $800 USD to $2,000 USD per tooth depending on what part of the United States you live in, which can be a major expense for most consumers, so it's important to know they will need to be replaced eventually.
Composite Veneers have over porcelain is the fact that composites can typically be fabricated while you wait, making it a same-day treatment. Direct composite veneers are actually sculpted on your teeth rather than in an offsite lab. The tooth-shaded resin is applied to teeth directly where it can be shaped and sculpted by the dentist. The shaped resin is hardened using a high-intensity light, after which additional layers of resin can be applied and sculpted as needed to elicit the desired aesthetic outcome. Once finished, the resin must be polished in order to elicit a more natural, tooth-like appearance. The composite procedure, therefore, tends to be much less invasive and noticeably quicker than porcelain.
Why Get Veneers?
Veneers can correct a variety of dental issues.
- Stained teeth, typically those that cannot be whitened by bleaching
- Restore teeth that have been chipped or worn
- Restore teeth that a crooked or misshapen
- Can cover uneven spaces, that includes large gaps between the upper front teeth
Benefits and Advantages
- Provide a natural tooth appearance
- Natural and healthy look with little to no discomfort
- Normally less expensive than alternative procedures
- Strong, durable, and color-stable.