Why You Should Choose Dental Veneers
April 14, 2014
In the field of dentistry, specifically cosmetic dentistry, many people may choose to have dental veneers. Sometimes referred to as dental porcelain laminates, or porcelain veneers, veneers are actually extremely thin covers, or shells, that are designed to go over the front of your teeth in order to improve their appearance. Unlike the best over the counter teeth whitener, which can only improve the brightness of a person’s teeth, veneers are usually created to improve a person smile, and will successfully augment the length, size, shape and color of each tooth they are on. There are two types of veneers that are used by cosmetic dentists. Let’s look at each one to explain the difference.
In most cases, veneers are made of porcelain, however they can be made of an inexpensive composite resin. Most people opt for porcelain veneers because they are more resistant to stains, and will mimic the color and texture of your teeth more so than the composite materials. Porcelain is much more expensive, yet because of its quality, appearance and durability, this is usually the primary choice for most people trying to improve their smile.
Resin Composite Veneers
The other type of veneer is made of a resin composite. It is actually a tooth colored filling material that can be used for the same purpose. Although they do not mimic an actual tooth as well as porcelain, if it is actually broken, it may be repaired, whereas porcelain veneers must always be replaced. The cost of resin composite veneers is also substantially less, making it a popular choice for those that need to have cosmetic work done on their teeth, but do not have the funds necessary for porcelain veneers.
Having a beautiful smile is something that everyone deserves. It can boost your confidence dramatically, making it fun again to laugh with other people without worrying about your teeth. By choosing to get either porcelain or resin veneers, your cosmetic dentist will be able to help you have your beautiful smile once again. For more on veneers and other aspects of cosmetic dentistry, visit your local dentist.