If you’ve been hiding your pearly whites behind your lips for quite some time, it’s about time you fix these dental imperfections and seek care from WoodSprings Dentistry. Patients can get dental veneers applied to their teeth, which are used to mask imperfections in your smile. They adhere to the visible part of your teeth and look just like your natural teeth.
Veneers may be recommended by your dentist to give the mouth a more balanced appearance. They can be used to hide imperfections such as gaps between teeth, misshapen teeth, chips in teeth, and even discoloration. Your dentist may recommend different materials for your veneers, but the most common materials used are porcelain and composite resin.
Veneers made of porcelain are customized to match the appearance of your tooth. These shells are bonded to the front of your teeth and look so natural that nobody will know which teeth are veneers and which teeth are actually yours. Veneers don’t require the removal of as much enamel as crowns do, making them an excellent option for those that want to preserve as much of their tooth as possible. One large benefit of porcelain veneers is that they do not stain.
Composite resin veneers need even less enamel removed than porcelain veneers and are cheaper than porcelain as well. However, they are not as durable as porcelain veneers and may need to be repaired more often if they’re damaged or become worn. Your dentist can easily fix them, so your composite veneer is as good as new. Composite resin is applied and then sculpted to match the appearance of your teeth. A special curing light is then used to harden the material after the dentist has shaped it. It will be polished and shined, just like your real teeth.
If you’re tired of hiding your smile, schedule an appointment today at WoodSprings Dentistry and learn about our options for brightening and restoring your smile.