Weston Dentist on Why Dental Veneers May Be Right for You
Veneers have become one of the most popular types of cosmetic dentistry particularly among millennials looking to improve their smile. But what are they and are they right for you? Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure that allows you to straighten your teeth much more quickly than braces. They can also help to cover chipped, damaged or misshapen teeth while avoiding teeth whitening or other cosmetic dental work.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin covers that adhere to the front of your teeth to give them a more natural appearance. They are a easy solution and come in a number of options designed to correct a range of cosmetic problem such as:
- gapped teeth
- stained teeth that aren’t responding to whitening
- chipped or misshapen teeth
What are the types of veneers?
There are two types; porcelain or composite resin. Each type has its own benefits. We will help you to choose which type that’s right for you.
Porcelain veneers—they are custom made thin shells designed to fit your tooth. Porcelain veneers are strong, have a natural look and are designed to last. They are not easily stained and don’t involve removing the same amount of tooth enamel as other procedures like crowns or caps.
Composite resin veneers—this type of veneer is created from a tooth-colored filling material that is bonded to your tooth. They can often be done in just one visit and generally involve removing less tooth enamel than crowns or porcelain veneers. They are usually less expensive as well.
Are veneers right for me?
It’s important that you have healthy enough teeth and gums to get veneers. You will need to have a dental exam to identify any issues like tooth decay and treat them prior to having veneers put in. If you are someone who grinds your teeth at night, veneers may not be a good option. Veneers can chip or break so avoid chewing hard objects and be sure to brush and floss around your veneers daily.
If you’re looking for a Weston Dentist or Fort Lauderdale Dentist that offers a complete array of services including preventative, family and cosmetic dentistry then make an appointment with us today. Dr. Stephen J. Pyle and Dr. John Almeyer have the Weston dental practice that provides it all.