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Your smile is the window to your soul. It’s the first thing people notice about you. But things like small teeth, stains, chipped teeth, and gaps can keep you from smiling. Don’t let unsightly stains, chips, and cracks get in the way. If you are sick of feeling self-conscious about your smile, we can help. Dental veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment we use to provide our patients with an instant transformation and improved smile aesthetics. They are thin, custom-made shells that cover the front surface of the tooth. Their purpose is to create a natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing smile by enhancing the color, shape, size, or length of teeth. Minimal reduction of tooth enamel, no pain, just beautiful natural, white teeth so you can smile confidently.

Types of Veneers: Porcelain & Composite

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers, known for their characteristics such as durability and natural appearance, are one type of veneer. Not only are they resistant to stains, they also mimic the natural look of teeth, providing a beautiful and seamless smile. Many people choose porcelain for their ability to create a flawless and natural-looking smile. With proper care, they can last up to 20 years.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are another type of dental veneer that offers unique benefits. Made from a tooth-colored resin, they are more cost effective when compared to porcelain ones. This type of veneer is highly versatile because you can shape and sculpt them to match the desired appearance of your teeth. Often we can complete the procedure in a single visit. With proper care, they can last up to 9 years.

Porcelain vs. Composite Veneers

It Depends…

Composite Veneers and Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain and composite veneers are both popular options for improving the appearance of teeth but, they have different advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, it depends on your budget, aesthetic preferences, and the specific issues you want to address. Select a tab to explore each.

Advantages & Disadvantages

Before and After Porcelain Veneers

Advantages:
  • Superior Aesthetics: They provide a more natural and lifelike appearance, closely resembling natural teeth.
  • Highly Stain-resistant: Porcelain is much less porous than composite, making it more resistant to stains and discoloration overtime.
  • Durability: Porcelain veneers are exceptionally strong and can last anywhere from 10 – 20 years. And, with proper care and maintenance, they can last even longer.
  • Minimal Maintenance: Once placed, they require little maintenance beyond regular oral hygiene practices.
Disadvantages:
  • Higher Cost: They are more expensive than composite veneers due to their superior aesthetic qualities and durability.
  • Indirect Application: Porcelain veneers involve a more complex process and usually require two visits, as they need to be fabricated in a dental lab before being bonded to the teeth.
  • Irreversible Procedure: Before placing them, a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the surface of the tooth, which is irreversible.

Advantages & Disadvantages

Before and After Composite Veneers

Advantages:
  • Cost-effective: Composite veneers are more affordable than porcelain ones, making them a budget-friendly option for improving your smile.
  • Direct Application: They can be directly applied to the teeth in a single visit, which means the process is faster compared to porcelain ones that require multiple visits.
  • Minimal Enamel Removal: Less enamel needs to be removed from the surface of the tooth before placing them, preserving more of the natural tooth structure.
  • Repairable: If one is damaged or stained, it can repaired or replaced.
  • Versatility: They can address a variety of cosmetic issues, such as chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth.
Disadvantages:
  • Less Durable: They are not as strong as porcelain and may have a shorter lifespan, typically lasting around 5 – 9 years with proper care.
  • Prone to Staining: While composite materials have improved in stain resistance, they are still more susceptible to staining and discoloration compared to porcelain.
  • Less Natural Appearance: Although they can look quite natural, they may not match the translucency and light-reflecting properties of porcelain, potentially resulting in a slightly less lifelike appearance.

Benefits: Enhanced Appearance & Improved Self-confidence

One of the main benefits of dental veneers is that they can greatly enhance a person’s appearance and boost their self-confidence. Veneers are custom-made to fit each individual’s teeth, and they are designed to match the natural color and shape of the teeth. This means they can effectively cover

up imperfections, such as stained teeth, chips, or gaps, and provide the patient with a beautiful and uniform smile. With improved aesthetics, individuals may feel more confident in their daily interactions, leading to a positive impact on their personal and professional lives.

Correcting Dental Imperfections

Veneers are an excellent option for correcting a wide range of dental imperfections. They can effectively cover up discoloration caused by factors such as aging, coffee or tea consumption, or certain medications. Additionally, veneers can help to correct misaligned teeth, eliminating the need for more extensive orthodontic treatments.

Furthermore, if a tooth has been chipped or damaged, veneers can be used to restore its shape and function, providing a seamless and natural-looking result. By addressing these imperfections, veneers can greatly improve the overall appearance and functionality of the teeth.

Procedure: How It Works

Initial Consultation and Assessment: The first step in getting veneers is to schedule an initial consultation with our office. During this appointment, we will assess your oral health and discuss your goals and expectations. And, will examine your teeth and determine if you are a suitable candidate. X-rays and dental impressions may be taken to aid in the assessment process.

Preparing the Teeth: The next step is to prepare your teeth. We will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front surface of the teeth that will receive veneers. This is necessary to create space for the veneers and ensure a natural-looking result. Local anesthesia may be used to minimize any discomfort during this process.

Customization and Fabrication: The dental laboratory will use the impressions to create custom veneers that are tailored to your specific needs and desired outcome. The color, shape, and size of the veneers will be carefully customized to ensure they blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. The fabrication process may take a few weeks, during which you may need to visit our office for a second appointment to check the progress.

Results: Instant Transformation

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment that can provide patients with an instant transformation and improved smile aesthetics. These thin shells, usually made of porcelain or composite resin, are custom-made to fit over the front surface of the teeth.

By covering up imperfections such as stains, chips, or misalignments, veneers can dramatically enhance the appearance of a person’s smile. The result is a natural-looking, beautiful smile that can boost a person’s self-confidence and overall appearance.

Lauren

Lauren

This patient had an unstable bite (TMJ) which resulted in cracked veneers, crowns, and broken teeth. She came to us because she was tired of spending money on the same dental work.

Get Your Smile Back in Just 3 Steps

Get Your Smile Back in Just 3 Steps

1. Request Appointment

Schedule a consultation to receive an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan based on your goals which we can begin at your next visit.

2. Set Your Smile Goals

What about your smile causes you to feel a lack of confidence? Determine what you want to change that could help you improve your confidence.

3. Get Your Smile Back

After your treatments are complete, you will have a smile that is healthier, more functional and beautiful giving you the confidence you deserve.

1. Request Appointment

Schedule a consultation to receive an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan based on your goals which we can begin at your next visit.

2. Set Your Smile Goals

What about your smile causes you to feel a lack of confidence? Determine what you want to change that could help you improve your confidence.

3. Get Your Smile Back

After your treatments are complete, you will have a smile that is healthier, more functional and beautiful giving you the confidence you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Veneers are not painful and they do not hurt your teeth, in fact most patients report no pain or discomfort at all during treatment. Read our reviews or watch our video testimonials to see what our patients think.

Porcelain veneers can last from 10 – 20 years, while composite veneers can last from 5 – 9 year. Both types of dental veneers can last even longer if you address issues like teeth grinding or clenching first. Aside from this, the material and how well you care for them impacts their longevity. By addressing any issues with your bite, the lifespan of your dental veneers increases substantially.  

Yes! But first, we need to evaluate what’s causing you to grind your teeth and address that first. That’s because teeth grinding is one of the main reasons why people damage their veneers. By resolving the issue first, your veneers will last ensuring you don’t spend money fixing them when they break.

Crowns cover your teeth like a cap. A veneer is a thin shell that is applied to the front of your tooth with less damage to the tooth meaning you retain more of your natural tooth structure.

Yes, veneers can break for various reasons including: forceful impact, chewing hard objects, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), inadequate bonding of the veneers, veneers are too thin or improperly fabricated are just a few reasons dental veneers break.

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