Veneers are one of the clearest and most efficient ways you can completely makeover your smile. The ultra-thin customized shells are designed to fit and look just like the front of your teeth and are permanently sealed to cover up your cosmetic defect affecting your smile. Glendale veneers specialists mainly recommend treating patients with stains that will not respond to whitening, cracks, chips, fractures, or misshapen teeth. The veneers come in a variety, and your choice depends on your unique needs. Look at the following types of veneers that can benefit you.
Most veneers are made out of porcelain and are the most common type of veneers. They are completely custom, versatile, tooth-colored, and can last up to 15 years with proper maintenance. These veneers are made of ceramic material and are stain-resistant more than composite veneers. The process of getting porcelain veneers is minimally invasive conservative in nature. There are minimal preparations required, unlike the case of a full restorative treatment like dental crowns. Your provider will prepare your teeth by coloring and reshaping the remaining tooth structure to replace it with a porcelain shell held firmly through a bonding agent.
These are alternatives to porcelain veneers and are made with a similar material used for cavity fillings. The composite resin veneers are relatively cheaper than porcelain veneers. They are also fabricated easily, meaning you can get them through a one-day treatment. However, they also require teeth recontouring before placement, just like porcelain veneers. But they are more conservative than porcelain veneers because they can be repaired when they get chipped, unlike porcelain veneers where the entire veneer has to be substituted.
While many veneers are designed to restore posterior teeth, palatal veneers are meant to restore anterior teeth. This mainly corrects complications like a deep bite, dental erosion, and bruxism. If you experience erosion due to severe acid reflux or chronic vomiting, palatal veneers can be the best option for you. The veneers can restore your teeth by focusing on the compromised part but leaving the rest of the teeth untouched.
This is a kind of veneer that is translucent and ultra-thin. They replicate the color and shape of the teeth enamel better than even porcelain veneers. One good thing about these veneers is that they are so thin that they do not require tooth recontouring or reduction before placement. Additionally, they can last up to 20 years with better care, longer than porcelain veneers that lasts for about 10-15 years. However, Lumineers have greater chances of chipping, which could shorten their lifespan, and you will require much effort to maintain them.
These are veneers similar to clear aligners and are less costly, less invasive, and non-permanent, unlike traditional veneers. The models are made of your teeth, and you can remove them at any time. The veneers do not require tooth reduction to preserve your natural teeth. Removable veneers are reversible, unlike composite and porcelain veneers that cannot be reversed since your provider removes part of your enamel. However, the removable veneers are more uncomfortable than traditional veneers and may not blend well with your teeth, requiring frequent replacements.
Consult the Alta Canyada Dental Group today to learn the best type of veneers suitable for you. Your provider will discuss all available veneer types, including the pros and cons of every type, to help you make informed decisions. Do not wait to have your smile rejuvenated.