Dental veneers are thin shells that fit right over your teeth. Your dentist may recommend veneers to fix your stained or discolored teeth, crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, or gaps between teeth.
What are the different types of veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are customized to look just like your natural teeth. When cemented to the front of your teeth, porcelain veneers can fix a number of cosmetic flaws. They can make your teeth longer, fill in gaps, cover stains, and even out the appearance of crooked or misshapen teeth.
Composite veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth to correct a variety of cosmetic imperfections. Composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic mixture filled with glass or ceramic particles. It's strong and durable and can even be color-matched to the natural tooth color.
What are the benefits of dental veneers?
The benefits of restoring your teeth with dental veneers include:
Minimally invasive procedure
Veneers are quick and easy for anyone to receive. They require only two appointments before the veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth.
This restoration can help patients achieve a natural-looking smile.
Dental veneers are stain-resistant. This means your veneers will look great for many years.
Boost your confidence
The appearance of your teeth can have a big impact on your self-esteem, which means that a damaged or unattractive smile can negatively impact your quality of life.
Improved tooth function
Veneers can create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance with straighter, whiter teeth and improved function.
Are veneers right for you?
Veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth. They can make your teeth look straight and white. They can also correct teeth that are discolored, chipped, or misaligned. Veneers can also cover up small gaps between teeth. They may be the right option for you if you have any of these issues and are unhappy with the appearance of your smile.
How long will veneers last?
Veneers will not last forever, but with proper care and maintenance, they can last for decades. You will need to make sure you practice good oral hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing daily and visit the dentist for checkups and cleanings at least twice a year. You should also avoid eating or chewing on hard foods, such as ice or nuts, to avoid cracking the veneers.
Please reach out to our dental practice at 17952 SW Blanton St, Aloha, OR 97078, to have a consultation with our dentists. Call us at (503) 649-5665 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.