There are many reasons a person may feel uncomfortable with the appearance of their smile. Stains, chips, and gaps can all make a person’s smile look less attractive than they would like. Thankfully, there are three types of porcelain veneers that can be used to cover the teeth and make the smile look perfected. With this information, individuals can learn the options that are available to them from the Cosmetic Dentist.
These porcelain veneers are available for patients:
- Lumineers are one of the most popular brands of porcelain veneers because they are very thin and require no removal of enamel. The bright whiteness of the veneers is highly resistant to staining so the smile remains beautifully white for the life of the veneer. Because the teeth remain intact, the veneers can be removed without damage.
- DURAthin veneers are one of the thinnest porcelain veneers on the market and are especially beneficial for those who need to fill in gaps. They can also be used to increase the size of the teeth to make them more proportionate to the facial features.
- Da Vinci Veneers require the removal of some of the enamel but they offer one of the most naturally seamless looks available in porcelain veneers. These are one of the strongest dental veneers available.
If a patient chooses a porcelain veneer that will not require tooth preparation, each veneer will be carefully checked for fit and then will be adhered in place using a strong dental adhesive so the veneer will stay in place for many years.
When a patient chooses a veneer that requires tooth buffering, the dentist will carefully remove the outermost layers of the tooth so the porcelain veneer will be able to fully bond with the tooth. Full bonding makes these veneers much stronger and more natural looking.
Veneers can last up to twenty-five years, depending on the type and application. It is imperative patients see their dentist on a regular basis so they can have their veneers maintained. With a consultation appointment, patients can learn if they will be a good candidate for the procedure so they can improve their smile.