Types of Dental Veneers
Hollywood stars are often noticed for their gleaming white smiles. Most of them have cosmetic veneers placed on their teeth in order to get that flawless gleaming look. Dental veneers help to enhance discoloured teeth caused by old age, habits, and stains caused by consuming food and drinks. They are crafted from thin pieces of porcelain or composite and are bonded to the front surface of the teeth.
You might be asking, “Are dental veneers for me?” If you are unhappy with how your teeth looks, then veneers may be a dental option that you may want to consider.
Dental veneers are used to address dental conditions such as:
- Chipped teeth – Individuals with broken, chipped or severely worn off teeth are ideal candidates for dental veneers.
- Crooked teeth – Teeth that are crooked and improperly positioned can be masked with the help of veneers. This results in an even set of teeth that look perfectly shaped and aligned with the rest of the teeth.
- Discoloured teeth – Veneers can be constructed in a way to completely hide the discolouration of teeth. Dentists will assess the stains and recommend tooth bleaching or veneers depending on the amount of stains.
- Unsightly teeth gaps – Some patients have irregular gaps between teeth which makes their smiles unsightly. Veneers can be used to fill those gaps to make the smile beautiful.
Dental veneers can also be used as an alternative to crowns as they are more conservative of tooth structure and are less likely to show discolouration where the restoration meets the gum line.
There are two types of veneers that are used by our dentists: porcelain and composite.
- Porcelain veneers are a popular choice with patients because of their strength and durability. Another advantage of having porcelain veneers is its ability to reflect light and match surrounding natural teeth.
- Composite veneers can be built up directly in your mouth and can be built in a single visit.
- This type of veneer can offer an equal standard of improvement to appear like porcelain.
- Veneers of composite material tend to be cheaper than porcelain veneers as they are less durable than composite veneers and need to be replaced more often.
Dental veneers can cost from $350 to $890. People who are not happy with their smiles can get an instant smile makeover with the veneers.
From The Team at Dream Smiles Dental