Dental veneers are a cosmetic technique used to improve the look and appearance of your teeth. These appliances come as thin, custom-made rigid plates cemented onto your teeth to enhance their appearance. Veneers are typically made of various materials and come in multiple colors. To learn more about dental veneers, visit Bridge City Smiles Family Dental.
Benefits of Veneers
Getting your teeth whitened by your dentist improves the white color of your smile however, veneers take it a step further. See below for the benefits of veneers.
More Attractive Appearance
Veneers can be transparent, semi-transparent, or opaque, depending on your preferred look. You can choose from many colors to match your skin tone or add some color to your smile without having any dental work done.
More Natural Look
They are the best way to get a more natural look. Veneers are thin, transparent, and cover any imperfections in your smile. The material used is porcelain, one of the most durable materials on the market today. This makes veneers last for many years and can be repaired if they ever start to chip or crack.
Improved Oral Health
Veneers can help enhance oral health by covering up discolored or stained areas on your teeth. This can result in a whiter, brighter smile that will make it easier for you to chew food and speak clearly.
Repairs Broken Teeth
Veneers can be also be used to cover any damage on your teeth, including cracks in teeth from decay or trauma. If a tooth is cracked or chipped, you may want to consider a veneer because it will look more natural than having fillings on top of the damaged area of your tooth. Veneers are also used to cover gaps between two adjacent teeth and on crowded front teeth. However, if you have low-crowned front teeth and have already had a dental implant placed in your jawbone, you should not use veneers on your front teeth unless they are small in size and do not interfere with what would otherwise be an acceptable fit with an implant.
Common Types of Veneers
You and your dentist will decide on a type of veneer that best fits your needs. Below are some of the types of veneers that will be considered.
A composite veneer is made from a combination of resins and binders applied to the teeth. The polishes are similar to what is used in porcelain veneers, while the binders are similar to what is used in porcelain crowns and bridges. These can be used on the front or back teeth so long as they do not cover too many teeth at once or go beyond the gingival margin. Composite veneers are most commonly placed over the upper or lower front teeth, but they can also be placed on top or bottom teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin coverings that go over your teeth. They are made from specially prepared porcelain bonded to the front of a tooth. This veneer can be attached to one or more teeth and covers the full tooth. However, this veneer may need to be adjusted to fit your mouth perfectly. If you have a gap between your teeth, your dentist will create a custom-made veneer that looks like a natural part of your smile.
No Prep Veneers
These are applied without requiring adhesives, fillers, or whitening agents. This veneer is ideal for people who want to restore their confidence in their smile but do not have enough teeth to support traditional veneers.
Veneers are a practical solution to your tooth discoloring and spacing needs. They appear identical to your natural teeth and help enhance your smile. For more information about dental veneers, visit Bridge City Smiles Family Dental. Call us at (971) 978-0266.