A veneer is a thin shell of tooth-colored porcelain that is placed over a tooth to cover stains or cracks. Veneers are also used to correct the appearance of teeth that are gapped, uneven, or misaligned. Veneers require a small amount of natural tooth structure to be removed. Due to this, the procedure is considered irreversible.
Dental veneer vs. dental crown
A dental crown covers the entire surface of the tooth. A dental veneer only covers the front, visible portion of the tooth. Veneers are a popular choice for cosmetic reasons. Dental veneers can improve the appearance of teeth that are worn down, stained, or slightly misaligned. Veneers can also close small gaps between teeth.
Dental veneer procedure
If you’re considering veneers, you’re probably thinking about getting veneers placed on your front teeth. However, veneers can be placed on any of your teeth. Your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of tooth enamel to create room for the veneer. Once this is done, we will take x-rays and digital scans of the prepared tooth, which is used to fabricate the veneer. The veneer will be fitted and bonded to your tooth with the help of dental adhesives. At last, we will conduct a bite test to ensure the veneer fits perfectly.
Porcelain veneer vs. composite veneer
Both porcelain veneers and composite veneers enhance the appearance of the teeth. However, there are differences between the two. Porcelain is more durable than composite, and porcelain resists stains better than composite. Porcelain is stain-resistant, while composite can stain. Composite veneers are less expensive, while porcelain veneers are a tad more expensive.
Advantages of veneers
Veneers provide several advantages over dental crowns. For one, they can be placed over existing teeth without removing tooth structure. This means no shots, no pain, and no waiting between appointments. It’s also a more conservative approach compared to crowns, which means fewer teeth need to be altered. Also, they are quite durable, long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing, and highly customizable according to the adjoining natural teeth.
How long will veneers last?
Patients should treat their veneers like any other cosmetic dental appliance. That means brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Veneers should be cleaned with a non-abrasive toothpaste and a toothbrush with a soft head. Patients should avoid using whitening products while wearing their veneers.
Veneers are not for everyone, but they’re perfect for most people. To find out if dental veneers are right for you, schedule a consultation with our dentist. We will examine your smile, discuss your goals with you, and help you determine if dental veneers are your best option. If veneers are right for you, we’ll utilize them to give you a perfect smile.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Cochise Caring Dentistry, call (520)-458-1989 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 302 El Camino Real, Suite 4, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. You can Visit us at 66 North Garden Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ