How A Veneers Dentist Can Transform Your Life
If you have teeth that are discolored, uneven, chipped, or broken, then veneers will help bring back that positive smile you always wanted.
Veneers are most often used to change or improve a tooth’s color, size, shape, and even length. Veneers can be applied to one tooth or all your teeth depending on your preference and personal needs.
- Veneers give your teeth an evenly spaced appearance.
- Veneers don’t stain easily. Your hygienist can easily shine them up at your regular dental prophy appointment.
- Veneers don’t require significant filing or re-shaping of your teeth like you experience when a crown is done.
What Are Veneers And How Do They Work?
Veneers are a custom-made shell that covers the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are made from a type of resin composite or porcelain.
Veneers can be a good option for you if you have:
- Teeth that are worn down (not all the same length/height). This would be the case in a full mouth reconstruction.
- One or more teeth that are chipped or broken.
- Gaps between your teeth.
- Teeth that are uneven or irregularly shaped.
What Is The Difference Between Composite vs Porcelain Veneers?
When applying composite veneers, we first select the best color and shade to match the rest of your teeth and enhance your smile. At the time of your appointment, a tooth-colored substance will be used to place the veneer coverings on the selected teeth.
Next, Dr. White will prepare the surface of the tooth to receive the composite material using a curing light to set the material in place. Then the veneer will be permanently on the tooth and the process will be finished.
One of the biggest differences between composite and porcelain veneers is the time it takes and the price. The composite veneer is completed in just one visit with no use of a lab. The price is significantly lower for this. The drawback to composite veneers is that they are not as strong and do not last as long as porcelain veneers. They don't have the same beauty as natural teeth and they are more likely to stain over time from everyday beverages such as coffee or tea.
What Are My Options Besides Veneers?
If you have tooth decay, large fillings, or gum disease, you probably aren’t a good candidate for veneers, but you still have options.
If your teeth are stained, Dr. White can still provide custom teeth whitening for you. Click here to find out more about teeth whitening.
Dr. White may recommend filing down a tooth that is too long or uneven to better align it with the rest of your teeth.
Add A Crown:
Sometimes having a crown placed on a short tooth to make it longer and more level with the rest of your teeth helps improve your bite and overall smile.
Set Up Your Free Veneers Dentist Consultation
As with any dental procedure, it’s important to set up your free consultation with Dr. White to find what would work best for you to help improve your overall appearance and smile.
To set up your free veneers dentist near me consultation, fill out the form below or contact us and one of our dental specialists will be happy to set up your free consultation with Dr. Gary L White.