Dental Veneers: The Go-to Option for Correcting Minor Dental Flaws

Dental Veneers: The Go-to Option for Correcting Minor Dental Flaws

May 07, 2021

Some say that a smile speaks volumes. Others say that smiles can light up rooms. If this is true, then what does your smile exude? Dental flaws will always dampen your smile as well as your spirit. Being able to interact freely can be a daunting task.

Even though you may have dental flaws, you are not condemned to live with them forever. We have dental veneers treatment that can be used to take your smile back to its glory days.

Dental veneers are versatile, ingenious, and a relatively inexpensive cosmetic dental treatment that can fix a host of issues.

Dental Veneers, In a Nutshell

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment. This is because they can be used to correct various dental issues, including discolored or chipped teeth. They are wafer-thin and tooth-colored shells that are placed over the damaged teeth to cover any dental flaw.

They are life-like and designed to resemble your natural teeth. They are wider at the biting end and narrow at the base so that they can snugly fit your gums.

The whole point of going for dental veneer treatment is that you want an option that will transform your smile and remain inconspicuous. So, veneers are light and thin. But if they are bonded to your teeth, they will add bulk, and you will be uncomfortable. Therefore, the dental veneers’ procedure involves the partial removal of your enamel.

When some of the enamel is removed, they can fit perfectly, thus transforming your smile. Remember, though, your enamel can never grow back. So, if you go for this procedure, know that it is permanent.

Who Can Benefit from Using Dental Veneers?

If you are faced with any or some of the following dental issues, then you can reap the benefits that come with the dental veneer treatment:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Discolored or severely stained teeth
  • Uneven or irregular shaped teeth
  • Worn-down teeth

Are There Various Types of Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers can be broken down into other types that you can choose from based on your tastes and preferences, such as:

  • Porcelain Veneers
    These are tooth-like veneers that are made from pressed ceramic. They blend in well since they have the sheen and color of your natural teeth. They are sturdy, wear-resistant, and more durable as compared to composite veneers. However, you will need two dental visits to get them fixed. Also, they are a bit pricier as compared to composite veneers.
  • Composite Veneers
    These veneers are made from composite resin (plastic), which makes them cheaper than porcelain veneers. They can be fixed during a single visit. Also, less enamel has to be removed for them to fit. However, they aren’t as strong as porcelain veneers.

Other Options

  • Dental Laminates
    On certain occasions, dental laminates can be used in place of veneers. They are similar but not the same. Conventional veneers are thicker than laminates. With laminates, there is little to no prep work that is done.
  • Lumineers
    Also, some people think veneers and lumineers are the same things. They operate the same way, but they aren’t the same. Lumineers are thinner, meaning that they require less prep work. Also, they are used for teeth alignment for people who don’t want to use metal braces.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

Veneers come with several benefits, including:

  • Natural-looking
    Veneers are made from materials that resemble the color of natural teeth, such as porcelain and composite resin. The whole idea is to correct dental flaws without being conspicuous.
  • Permanent White Smile
    Since veneers are tooth-colored, you don’t have to worry about teeth whitening anymore. You will come in for veneers in our dental office when you have stained teeth and leave with a brilliantly white smile. Veneers are stain-proof, so there is no need for bleaching them, and neither can you stain them.
  • No Special Care Is Needed
    Veneers don’t need special attention for them to last long. They are your new set of teeth, so take care of them as you would your natural teeth.
  • Versatile
    With veneers, a bunch of dental flaws can be corrected in an instance. They can straighten, whiten, and fix broken or chipped teeth simultaneously.

Contact us today at the office of Steven F. Hinchey, DMD, for this revolutionary treatment

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