What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are customized shells for the front surface of your teeth. They can hide stains, chips, cracks, discoloration, and any kind of imperfections. Veneers are extremely common in cosmetic dentistry and are available in tooth-colored porcelain or composite. They are used to enhance smiles and camouflage dental flaws.
Gaps Between the Teeth
Dental veneers can be placed on top of the teeth to conceal empty spaces in between. They allow the teeth to look uniform in size, getting rid of all flaws in a natural way.
Improper care and negligence can lead to cracks and chips in your teeth, making you look older than you really are. When enamel from the teeth starts to corrode, your teeth become prone to damage. Veneers can hide jagged and uneven edges while ensuring that your teeth are not subject to further damage.
Sometimes, the teeth can develop permanent stains that no amount of cleaning and whitening treatments can fix. Excessive fluoride treatments and medications like tetracycline can make the teeth brown, grey, or dull. Veneers help cover up any kind of discoloration, while restoring the teeth so that you can flaunt a bright, beautiful smile.
Veneers vs Dental Crowns
While a dental crown covers the whole tooth, adding protection and strength to it, veneers only cover the front surface to boost the tooth’s appearance.
Veneers are a cosmetic treatment, which means that they can improve your smile but do not repair or strengthen teeth. On the other hand, dental crowns boost the appearance of your teeth while restoring teeth that have been damaged by trauma, decay, or improper care.
Different Types of Veneers
Composite veneers are used to hide mild teeth issues. Dr. Garcia and Dr. Alexandra Garcia at Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS are experts at dental veneers and recommend composite resin veneers to deal with minor teeth issues.
Porcelain veneers can be used for a variety of aesthetic flaws. They are made particularly for your dental anatomy. However, before they can be placed into your mouth, your dentist may have to take some natural enamel from your teeth. This helps roughen the surface of the teeth, allowing the veneers to stay in place effortlessly.
No-prep veneers are not as invasive as the other options on this list. They are made particularly for your smile and do not require as much enamel removal as other veneers. However, these veneers are not for everyone.
Commonly known as snap-on or pop-on veneers, removable veneers cover the teeth completely to hide flaws. They are similar to retainers as they can be taken out at any time.
Removable veneers boost the appearance of your smile, but they make eating difficult. Some people may also notice changes in their speech when wearing these veneers. If you are not happy with the way your smile looks, dental veneers could help you regain your confidence. Call (346) 250-2930 to find out if veneers are right for you.