Dental veneers are referred to the custom made, tooth colored shells that are kept on the front surface of your teeth to make them look good. The shells are installed in the front of your teeth with the help of dental cement. They help in changing the shape, color, size and length of teeth. They are also made of materials such as composite resin and ceramic, however, porcelain veneer has a longer shelf life. Dental veneers are usually prescribed by cosmetic dentists as it helps in making your teeth look good when they are chipped, discolored or cracked. They also help in covering up if there is any gap in your teeth.
Types of Dental Veneers
- Porcelain veneers
These are customized thin shell like covering which is made to fit with the teeth on the basis of the flaws. The best part about porcelain veneers is that they look natural, it is hard to identify them as veneers. They tend to last long and are rigid enough. These can be easily cleaned as they don’t tend to retain stains from food.
- Composite veneers
They can be applied directly by the dentist of Montrose family dental and don’t need a dental lab preparation like porcelain veneers. They are made of resin which is pasted on the patient’s teeth and can easily be accomplished in a single visit to the clinic. These veneers also offer great cosmetic results. they are also long lasting and strong but weaker than porcelain.
These are ultra thin veneers that are strong and offer great cosmetic results when it comes to natural looking teeth. These veneers don’t need any tooth preparation. In other words, no size reduction and no enamel removal. They can last for up to 20 years.
They help in covering flaws like:
- Stained teeth: there are many cases where the teeth is stained due to substance abuse and cannot be whitened with the help of bleaching.
- Chipped or worn teeth: such cases can cause chewing issues and can impact the digestive health of a person.
- Crooked teeth: here the food may get accumulated and can affect the oral hygiene
- Uneven spaces or a huge gap between the upper front teeth: this can impact speech, gather bacteria causing food. There will be many instances were a crown or cap will be placed on the tooth and veneer helps in saving a lot of enamel which could be removed for installing the cap or crown.