Didn’t you ever dream about flashing a picture-perfect, made-in-Hollywood smile? A lot of people do — after all, a winning smile is one of your assets. Here at Crown Dental, we are committed to making your teeth flashbulb-ready.
Dental veneers are one option. Made from either a porcelain or composite resin, veneers are medical-grade “covers” that are glued to the front of your chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth. This means that the purpose of getting veneers is largely cosmetic, returning the best results on teeth that are severely stained or have minor damage. Veneers can add length to your grin, which implies that they also change the shape of your teeth; however, they differ from dental implants.
Dental veneers come in a variety of types — your dentist can help you choose the one that best fit your smile. Here at Crown Dental, we prefer to place porcelain veneers…
This is a valid question.
There are similarities between dental bonding and veneers — both are procedures for chipped, discolored, and/or misshapen teeth.
The difference is that porcelain veneers provide a more permanent solution to correcting what’s wrong with your smile than dental composite bonding, lasting upwards of ten years.
Specifically, the difference between veneers and dental composite bonding is that composite bonding can be done on-the-spot in a single visit to the dentist. Porcelain veneers are a custom-fit solution created in a lab before fitted to your teeth.
What Does Getting Veneers Involve?
Getting veneers usually requires three trips to the dentist to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of. One visit to determine whether veneers are indeed the best choice for you, and two additional visits to apply them.
After your dentist takes an impression of your teeth and sends them off to the lab — a process that can take up to two weeks — your dentist will trim just enough enamel off of your teeth to make room for the veneers, and apply a special cement.
Your dentist will then use a fancy light beam in your mouth to activate the bonding qualities in the cement to make them permanent, which is why they can last up to ten years.
Value a New Beginning
Dental veneers can give you a renewed sense of confidence every time you smile. However, it’s important to remember that the procedure is not a reversible one; it is permanent. So it is best, as always, to consult with your dentist to determine if veneers are the right choice for you.
Call the Crown Dental office, 603-521-7739 and ask Karen to book you in for a conversation with Dr. Chen to discuss whether veneers would be of value to your smile.