This guide will help you make the right decision about dental veneers and learn everything you need to know before investing in porcelain or composite veneers.
What are Dental Veneers?
Types of Dental Veneers
The two most common types of veneers are:
Porcelain veneers are stronger and typically more long-lasting than composite resin veneers. They look natural, are custom-made to fit your teeth, and are slightly more expensive.
Composite Resin Veneers
Composite resin veneers are made from a tooth-colored resin, are easily fixable if damaged, and generally cost less.
Both require some reshaping of the tooth or teeth that you are getting fixed. Ultimately, when considering veneers, you should make an appointment to speak with your dentist about your specific lifestyle needs.
Composite vs Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain isn’t the only material used to make dental veneers. Resin composite materials can also be used. Many dentists and patients prefer porcelain because it`s more natural looking veneers and reflects light in much the same way a real tooth does. It is also resistant to staining, so the veneer looks healthy and clean even after a long period of wear. A dentist can assess your situation and recommend the best material for you.
What Types of Problems Do Dental Veneers Fix?
How Will Your Teeth Look After Composite Porcelain Dental Veneers
Dental Veneer Procedure
The entire application process in Goldstein Dental Group Novi, MI usually takes a total of three dental appointments:
The first will be a consultation to diagnose any issues and come up with a treatment plan.
The second will include prepping teeth by removing ½ a millimeter of enamel and making an impression or model of the tooth that will receive the veneer.
During the final visit, our dentist will temporarily place the veneer on the tooth to ensure the color and fit is correct, plus any trimming as needed. Once it is ready to go, a specialized cement is used to bond it to your tooth.
Dental Veneer Benefits
What are the reasons why dental veneers are worth it?
Veneers are tooth-colored to look natural
Do not stain easily
Less invasive than other dental restorative alternatives
Resist decay and cavities better than natural teeth
Enhance smiles which in turn improves self-esteem
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Before you get Veneers
Dental health is extremely important. Not upholding good dental health, or flossing and brushing daily, can cause infections and other issues.
With veneers, you will need to have healthy teeth and gums before placement to ensure that no other issues arise. Dental veneers are not a good fix if you clench or grind your teeth, as that will reduce the lifespan of the veneers.
Dental Veneer Aftercare
The best thing about dental veneers is that you treat them as you would your natural teeth. Good oral hygiene of brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist regularly is all you need to maintain your oral health.
Interested to see if you are a candidate for dental veneers, contact Goldstein Dental Group in Novi, Michigan for a consultation today.
Dr. Goldstein graduated from University of Michigan Dental School in the spring of 1989. Since then, he feels fortunate to have grown a flourishing practice in Novi. Dr. Goldstein’s success in this competitive field is due to his thirst for knowledge which keeps him embedded in the newest dental research and techniques, continual investment in state of the art technology, treating each of his patients as family, and hiring exceptional staff that makes his job easy.