Do you wish you had a brighter, straighter, or flawless smile? Whether you’re dealing with dental chips, stains, teeth gaps, or a gummy smile, dental veneers can help you regain your perfect smile and self-confidence.
A tooth veneer refers to a thin shell or coating placed on the front of a tooth to hide or repair the damage. The veneer matches your natural tooth’s size and color, offering an incredibly natural and beautiful smile.
Common reasons for needing a dental veneer include:
It’s worth noting that tooth veneers are only ideal for minor dental imperfections. Significant damages like breaks may need more complex treatments like dental fillings, crowns, root canals, tooth extraction, and dental implants. Visit our office to determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental veneers near you.
There are several types of materials used to prepare dental veneers. The right material for your dental needs depends mainly on your condition, aesthetic goals, preferences, and budget. Common types of veneers include:
Porcelain is the most popular and common material for dental restorations like veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin and blend perfectly with natural teeth for an incredibly natural and bright smile. Similarly, porcelain is strong, durable, and resists damage stains better than natural teeth.
E-Max veneers have a highly strong, esthetically appealing, and durable lithium disilicate glass-ceramic. They are slightly translucent and very thin. With proper care, they can last for about 10 – 15 years. E-max veneers require minor tooth shaving for a custom and natural fit like porcelain veneers.
Zirconium veneers are an excellent solution for significant teeth chips, staining, fractures, or erosion. The veneers contain zirconium dioxide, which poses exceptional strengths and durability. It has an opaque appearance and thus blends well with your natural teeth.
Composite veneers are another common but less invasive and cheaper alternative to porcelain veneers. The veneers are placed directly on the teeth. They offer less natural results than porcelain and E-max veneers. They also tend to chip, stain, and break easily. For this reason, they are best suited for temporary use or front tooth restoration. While cheaper, they are less durable and last only 5 – 7 years.
Each type of veneer comes with benefits and disadvantages. Therefore, the best material for you will depend on factors like your imperfections and budget. Porcelain and E-max veneers are excellent options if you’re looking for the most aesthetically appealing materials.
Zirconium veneers might be ideal if you have significant tooth damage. In terms of budget, composite veneers are the cheapest. However, you would have to sacrifice strength and durability. Our dentist can guide you in choosing the right veneer material for your teeth.
Are you ready to transform your smile with dental veneers? Do you need more information about the role of veneers in cosmetic dentistry? Contact Dental Arts of Plymouth to book your appointment today.