Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front of teeth to hide or improve their appearance and correct flaws like chips, stains, gaps, and minor misalignment issues. They are especially effective for improving the appearance of deeply stained, chipped, or unevenly shaped teeth. They can also be used to close small gaps between teeth and improve the overall appearance of your smile.
At Dental Health Center, the procedure for getting veneers is quite simple and virtually pain-free. We shape the teeth and prepare them for the veneers by removing a very thin layer of enamel. Then, we take impressions that will be sent to a special lab where your custom veneers will be created. Once your veneers are ready, we will bond them to your natural teeth and polish them for a lasting shine.
Types of Dental VeneersPorcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are crafted in a dental laboratory using high-quality dental porcelain. They are known for their durability and natural appearance. Porcelain veneers are customized to match the patient's natural teeth in terms of color, shape, and size. They are highly translucent and reflect light like natural tooth enamel, providing a lifelike appearance.
Porcelain is highly resistant to stains, allowing them to maintain their color and brightness over time. This makes them an excellent choice for individuals who consume staining drinks like coffee and tea or use tobacco products.
Composite veneers are made from tooth-colored composite resin. They are more affordable than porcelain veneers and can be placed in a single dental visit. The dentist can shape and sculpt the composite material directly on the tooth, allowing for precise customization to match the patient's desired tooth shape and size.
The Benefits of Dental VeneersImproved Aesthetics
Veneers can transform the appearance of your smile by addressing various cosmetic concerns. They can effectively cover stains and signs of discoloration that are resistant to traditional whitening methods. Veneers can also correct the shape, size, and alignment of teeth, resulting in a more symmetrical and attractive smile.
Porcelain veneers are crafted to mimic natural tooth enamel's appearance closely. They are translucent and reflect light similarly to natural teeth, creating a natural and lifelike smile. The color, shape, and size of veneers can be customized to match the surrounding teeth and complement your facial features.
Placing veneers typically involves minimal tooth preparation compared to other restorative treatments. Only a thin layer of enamel is removed from the front surface of the teeth, preserving a more natural tooth structure.
By enhancing the aesthetics of your smile, dental veneers can significantly improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. To learn more about dental veneers, visit Dental Health Center at 56 Professional Plaza, Rexburg, ID 83440, or call (208) 356-9262.