dental veneers

What Are Dental Veneers Made From?

26 Oct 2018 Uncategorized

Dental veneers can give you the smile you have always dreamed of. If you have crooked, stained, or broken teeth, veneers are an excellent option to get straight, white, and healthy looking teeth. But what are dental veneers made out of? Is the material safe? How long does it last? These are important questions that you need answers to before you take a seat in the dentist’s chair. 

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers give the best aesthetic look out of all the different types of veneer materials available. They shine like a natural tooth does, and are stronger and longer lasting than resin veneers. While they do cost more than other types of veneers, they are well worth the investment for what you get out of them. There are a couple of different types of porcelain veneers — the traditional kind that involves shaping the tooth to fit the veneer, and a newer “prepless” veneer that simply gets placed over the front of the natural tooth. Your Loganville dentist can help you determine which kind of porcelain veneer is right for you.

Porcelain veneers are often placed on multiple teeth and can correct issues of cracked, broken, chipped, and gapped teeth, as well as teeth that are discolored or too short or long. These veneers are custom crafted for each individual patient, so it is nearly impossible to tell that the teeth are not naturally beautiful and healthy looking. Although porcelain veneers look great, it is important to note that this procedure is considered irreversible. Make sure it is what you really want and create a plan with your dentist to ensure that your aesthetic goals are achieved.

Resin Veneers

Composite resin is the same material that is used for “white” fillings instead of silver or amalgam fillings. This gives a more natural appearance and is strong and long lasting. Resin can also be used to form a custom layer over a broken or chipped tooth. Composite resin veneers are often sculpted onto the tooth in the office, versus being made in an off-site lab after dental impressions are taken.

A few benefits of composite resin veneers is that they are traditionally less expensive than porcelain veneers and do not require reshaping of the tooth to fit the veneer, so there is some degree of reversibility. Composite resin is an excellent option for individuals who may need only one or two veneers to fix cracked, chipped, or broken teeth.

Book Your Consultation for Dental Veneers Today

If you are interested in dental veneers, either porcelain or composite resin veneers, make an appointment to see an experienced Loganville dentist at Walton Center for Family Dentistry. We care about how healthy your teeth are and how they look, because we know a great smile can do wonders to boost self-confidence. We will discuss the dental veneer process, what you can expect, and help you determine if getting veneers is the right choice for you. Contact us today for your consultation by calling us at (770) 450-2030 or filling out our quick online form.

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