5 Benefits of Veneers
- Aesthetics: Veneers are universally known as a visually appealing option for cosmetic and corrective dental services. They tend to be lighter than the natural color of teeth, they cover cracks, chips, and or damage to the surface of teeth, and they tend to be shaped in a way that provides a straighter, more even smile.
- Longevity: Depending on the type of veneers that are applied, veneers can last twenty years, depending on the daily dental hygiene that’s maintained over the life of the veneers. The non-porous texture of veneers means less prone to tooth decay, such as permanent stains and cavities.
- Oral Health: With their ability to resist stains and tooth decay, veneers are great for the overall health of the teeth and mouth. Their texture will hold less plaque and germs, protect the teeth underneath, and correct a person’s bite if it is uneven, such as with gapped or uneven teeth.
- Speedy Results: Frequently, veneers can be prepared for and established within two appointments. These two appointments include taking impressions of the teeth to send to the lab and preparing the surface of the teeth for application. This means a very small amount of enamel, about ½ millimeter, will be shaved off to make room for the veneer. Once the veneers are finished and returned after about 2 to 4 weeks, they can be applied and bonded to the surface of the teeth.
- Minimally Invasive: Many treatments for damaged, stained, or otherwise unappealing teeth involve invasive procedures such as implants, dental crowns, and procedures that require anesthesia, but veneers are quick and easy with very little preparation and no pain or healing process involved.
Types of VeneersDental technology has advanced greatly over the last couple of decades. This means individuals have more options to choose from than ever before for their dental veneers. Each type has pros and cons. Talk with our dentist about which type is best for you. Examples include:
- Composite Veneers – These are the least expensive option for veneers, are often made out of plastic, and can last up to seven years despite the inexpensive material used
- Temporary veneers – As the name suggests, temporary veneers are not meant for long-term use but often as in-between options while waiting for a full set of veneers or if only needed for a short period to remove them.
- Palatal Veneers – These veneers are placed on the back of the teeth rather than the front to strengthen and reinforce sensitive, eroded, or delicate teeth
- Lumineer™ Veneers – While very similar to porcelain veneers in terms of longevity and appearance, this type of veneer is durable, attractive, and reversible if a patient changes their mind about the procedure.
- Porcelain Veneers – Porcelain veneers are the most classic option when considering cosmetic dental applications due to their strength and ability to be customized and sized perfectly for each patient.
- CEREC® Veneers – These veneers are unique in the way that they can be applied to the teeth in a single session at the dentist’s office, cut and customized right there for each patient