Tooth veneers are thin sheets of porcelain or composite resin which are permanently cemented to the front teeth. They can dramatically improve the appearance of teeth that are broken, chipped, misshapen, crooked, stained or discolored. They are also great for closing gaps between teeth. Tooth veneers take up very little space thus only a small amount of tooth is removed to allow room for them.
Porcelain veneers&composite veneers
Porcelain veneers are an ideal solution for chipped, uneven, or discolored teeth. The teeth are prepared by removing a small amount of the front surface of the tooth (about 0.3 to 0.5 mm — the thickness of a fingernail) to allow space for the porcelain. A thin sliver of porcelain or composite resin is then permanently cemented to the front teeth.
Composite veneers are a quicker solution, cheaper and require less time; however, they do not last as long. Composite veneers are usually used to fix minor chips and cracks in teeth and little teeth reduction (grinding or drilling) is required. They also require an experienced dentist to do them due to the “overlay” technology that requires a steady hand and 100% concentration. The procedure can be completed usually in a single visit; however, unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers can be subject to stains from coffee and other food groups after a period of time
Good dental hygiene will extend the life of your veneers; however, they do require extra care to ensure they are not damaged by hard foods. In some cases, they may require protection from excessive grinding.
Veneers are excellent for treating chipped or discolored teeth and will give a spectacular lift to your smile. Contact Smart Dental today to know more about veneers. Our dentists can give you that Hollywood smile you were looking for!