Thin is in. This aptly describes the concept of dental veneers. Veneers are ultra-thin shells bonded to your front teeth to cover imperfections. These can change the color, shape, size or length of your teeth. The thin shells can be made from porcelain or composite resin materials.
Veneers are designed to restore the appearance of stained teeth, worn out teeth enamel, uneven teeth alignment, chips and cracks.
Your teeth can be discolored due to the effects of food/drinks, tobacco use, medications, diseases, trauma, genetics and environmental factors. Veneers are alternatives to teeth whitening.
Although the enamel in your teeth is a hard substance, it is still subject to wear and tear. Overtime, worn out teeth will have chips, cracks and uneven appearance. Veneers can fix dental issues like these and make your smile beautiful.
The application of tooth colored materials can be indirect or direct. An indirect application means that the materials are created outside of your mouth. Indirect porcelain and composite resin veneers are fabricated by a dental technician. On the other hand, a direct application means that the veneers are created by your dentist and bonded straight to your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are better than composite resin veneers because of its durability and resistance to stains. The former lasts longer than the latter.
Veneers offer the following benefits:
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Naturally looking
- Mimics the appearance of your original teeth
- Stain resistant
- Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well
- Requires minimal tooth preparation
The procedure involves careful diagnosis and treatment planning, tooth preparation and bonding of the veneers. During diagnosis and treatment planning, it is recommended to discuss and explain the results you want to achieve. Your dentist will trim off the enamel based on the thickness of the veneer that will be bonded to your tooth. Upon receiving the custom-made shells, your dentist will fit and bond it into your teeth.
If you need an effective solution to your damaged teeth, then get help from your Lincroft dentist Dr. Mitchel Friedman. Just call Newman Springs Dental Care at (732) 352-3903 to book an appointment as soon as possible.