There are several choices when it comes to dental veneers. How do you know which type is right for you? All of the options available, result in beautiful, symmetrical smiles. That’s what makes veneers one of the most commonly sought-after cosmetic dental procedures in the United States.
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are a popular cosmetic solution for those who want to improve imperfections like chipped and discolored teeth. Veneers are comprised of a thin layer of material that permanently bond to the front surface of your tooth. They’re less invasive than crowns or caps and tend to provide a more naturally enhanced look.
Three types of veneers
Improving your smile is easy with veneers. They are available in three materials, all of which adhere to the surface of your teeth.
1. Porcelain veneers are the most widely requested type of veneer in cosmetic dentistry today. They are durable, stain-resistant and can remain in place for 15 years or more. People with significant tooth damage or crooked teeth find that porcelain veneers, although more expensive than other options, most closely resemble the beauty of a natural smile.
The downside is that some enamel is usually removed to accommodate porcelain veneers. However, porcelain is a biocompatible material that naturally bonds with your DNA to work well with your body. It causes no harmful side effects and is completely non-toxic.
2. Ultra thin, low prep Emprethin veneers are favored by those with existing, well-aligned teeth. Made of compressed ceramic, they are an ideal option for patients who want to refine the shape of their teeth. Ultra thin veneers add an idealized shape, pleasing angles and pearly opalescence to already straight teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, which take a lot of time and preparation, Emprethins are more straightforward and less time intensive.
3. Composite veneers are a popular, cost-effective solution for those who want to cover aesthetic problems without breaking the bank. They are made of resin that is matched to the color of your teeth. Although composite is less expensive than other options, they come with a few downsides. Composite veneers are more prone to staining and chipping and only last about eight years.
If you are considering veneers, Dr. Jayne partners exclusively with the nation’s premier dental laboratories to offer the highest quality porcelain, Emprethin and composite veneers. Contact us today to take the first step to brightening your smile.