If you have crooked, discolored, or chipped teeth, chances are you’re self-conscious about smiling around others. Dental veneers offer the perfect way to solve your problem. If you’ve put off getting your teeth fixed for fear of the expense (or maybe just fear, period), it’s time to visit the professionals at Brilliant Family Dentistry. Investing in dental veneers improves the appearance of your teeth while keeping them protected.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers create a straight, uniform smile by covering your teeth with thin porcelain or composite resin shells. Veneers provide several benefits, including:
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Repairing chipped or broken teeth
- Eliminating stained or discolored teeth
- Fixing crooked or misshapen teeth
- Correcting misalignment and bite issues
- Restoring functionality to your mouth
Your dentist creates the veneer to match the color, size, and shape of your surrounding teeth, making it impossible to tell that you’ve had work done and giving your smile a new lease on life.
Types of Veneers
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells, custom-made and shaped to adhere to the outer surface of your teeth. Advantages of porcelain veneers include:
- Stain resistance
- More expensive than composite
- Can’t be replaced or repaired
Composite resin veneers work by adding the resin in liquid form to your teeth, then allowing the resin to adhere and cure before shaping and polishing. Advantages of composite resin veneers include:
- May be repaired or replaced if damaged
- Less expensive than porcelain
- Less durable than porcelain
- Prone to staining
If you’re unsure what type of veneer meets your needs, ask your dentist for guidance in choosing the right option.
Dental Veneer Procedure
When you go in for the first stage of your dental veneer procedure, the process varies depending on the type of veneer you choose.
Your dentist strips away all of the enamel from the affected teeth and makes an impression of them for the lab that creates them. They may then fit you with temporary veneers to protect your teeth until the permanent ones arrive. Once completed and returned, your dentist places the veneers on your teeth, shaping and molding them before bonding them to your tooth.
For composite veneers, your dentist removes small amounts of enamel and applies a composite material to your teeth for shaping. After the composite material conforms to the desired appearance, the cast goes to the lab. When the permanent veneers arrive, your dentist bonds them to your teeth, further shaping them to ensure a natural look and feel.
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Don’t let chipped or damaged teeth keep you from smiling. Let the experts at Brilliant Family Dentistry help you regain your confidence with dental veneers. We’ll help you choose which option works best for you, the number of teeth requiring veneers, and answer any questions you have about the process.
If you’re curious about how veneers can improve your smile, contact Brilliant Family Dentistry in Denver. Call us today at 720 456 9050 and schedule an appointment.