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Types of Dental Veneers

Veneers cover up damage, discoloration, and slight misalignment on the front surface of your teeth. In many situations, they are a better option than crowns, whitening treatments, and braces. 

Veneers enhance the look of your smile while preserving the health of your teeth. You can select one of several types of veneers based on your needs, tastes, and the health of your teeth. In the appropriate conditions, they may dramatically improve the overall appearance of a person’s teeth while also boosting their self-esteem. 

Types Of Dental Veneers 

Many people are unaware that there are several dental veneer alternatives to select from. Many various procedures and brands of dental veneers have arisen in recent years, each with its own distinct offering. Dentists are dedicated to assisting patients in achieving the smile of their dreams. They are certain that we can assist you in finding the appropriate dental veneer to complement your smile!  

Composite resin veneers, commonly known as composite veneers, are low-cost veneer dental repairs that composite veneers may place in a single dentist appointment. They are typically composed of resin or plastic, are readily repaired if damaged, and have a lifespan of up to seven years. The procedure begins with applying composite layers to your teeth, which are subsequently shaped to match your chosen form and length. The composite is polished after each layer has been hardened by curing light. Regardless of how appealing this type of veneer appears, it is important to note that it is easily chipped, damaged, or discolored. 

Are they pricey? Composite veneers are ideal for people who desire fast, low-cost veneers rather than porcelain or crowns. However, they are not ideal for individuals who want to avoid returning to the dentist for repairs. They are more frequently regarded as fast solutions for minor issues such as tooth chipping or discoloration. 

These sorts of dental veneers are old favorites for everyone since they are made of high-quality, hardened ceramic. However, it is not entirely true that “you can’t improve on perfection.” Porcelain veneers have been available for decades, with previous versions seeming chunkier and serving as a type of tooth whitening. 

Today, it is still used as a kind of teeth whitening for those whose discolored teeth do not respond well to traditional teeth whitening or bleaching procedures. Thin bits of porcelain is placed on your teeth to restore their natural, white appearance.

The technique aims to strengthen your teeth by mimicking natural tooth enamel. Because of incredible developments in cosmetic dentistry, the shape, sculpting, and color treatments available for porcelain have improved to the point that they are indistinguishable from the genuine thing. 

Lumineers, commonly called ‘non-prep veneers,’ are fragile yet robust veneers made from a proprietary substance known as Cerinate. The treatment is painless, requiring no needles, drilling, or anesthetic, and is completed in only two visits. Lumineer veneers last as long as regular porcelain veneers, but the difference is that this procedure is reversible if the recipient changes their mind. 

They are typically used to cover discoloration or spaces in your teeth and have the durability and high resistance to last over 20 years. Lumineers, no matter how fragile they appear, are actually quite durable in terms of substance. Lumineers are less expensive than porcelain veneers. 

Because Lumineers are so thin, there is minimal (if any) tooth reduction required during the treatment. However, there have been reports of these veneers separating after treatment or being so thin that the darker tooth beneath shows through. 

  • Removable Veneers

They are constructed of strong dental resin and are also known as snap-on veneers. You can wear them whenever you want since they are thin and sturdy. While wearing them, you may eat and drink normally. When you’re finished, you could remove and clean them.

The dentist makes an imprint of your existing teeth to ensure that your removable veneers fit perfectly. You will be able to select the color and style, and your dentist will custom make them for you. Removable veneers are a low-cost solution for people who cannot afford costly cosmetic veneers. The main drawback is that they are not as long-lasting as other veneers.

  • Cerce Veneers 

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) allows us to create customized veneers for you on the same day as your visit. Dentists use a special machine to cut bespoke ceramic veneers from blocks of raw ceramic material using high-pressure water jets. Because of its exceptional strength and extended life, ceramics are highly popular in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. 

Which one is the best for you? 

Now that you’ve decided that dental veneers are the greatest option to improve your smile, it’s time to choose the best type of veneers for you! Here are a few of the most commonly used dental veneers: 

Traditional Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain has long been the gold standard for aesthetic dental veneers. When it comes to replicating a lovely white surface, ceramics are the most durable and have the most accurate appearance. Because each veneer is handmade by a skilled lab technician, the color and colors may be changed. 

Same Day Composite Veneers 

A chair-side veneer is placed directly to your tooth with composite bonding. It provides immediate effects, eliminating the need for a further visit. The composite is also not as durable as porcelain. Thus it may chip or wear down with usage.  

No-Prep Veneers

“Lumineers” is a well-known brand of no-prep (no-drill) dental veneers. They are a completely reversible form of veneer in that they are applied directly over your natural tooth enamel without diminishing the thickness of your tooth. If you ever wish to remove them, or if one pops off for whatever reason, they do not have to be replaced if you do not want them to be. 

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