What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers are an excellent option for improving the appearance of your smile. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the fronts of your teeth to cover over imperfections. Chips, stains, gaps, discoloration, cracks, slight misalignments, and uneven tooth sizes can all be corrected with porcelain veneers. Veneers require only a small amount of enamel to be removed, ensuring that your teeth remain healthy.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are lightweight, thin, and blend in with your natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and can last a decade or longer, far outlasting dental bonding and teeth whitening.
Dental veneers allow you to correct several imperfections at once, eliminating the need for additional cosmetic treatments.
Are You a Good Candidate for Veneers?
You may be a candidate for dental veneers if your teeth and gums are healthy, but you're unhappy with the appearance of your smile.
There are several types of veneers:
Porcelain veneers are the longest-lasting and most aesthetically pleasing type of veneer. They are created in a lab to the exact specifications of the dentist and mimic the look of natural enamel, using multiple thin layers of porcelain. The size, color, shape, and fit are fully customized.
Made using composite resin, these may be made in the dental office or in a dental lab and are less expensive than porcelain veneers. They can alter the appearance of tooth color, size, or shape and can be an effective solution for less extensive cosmetic improvements. They are fully customized as are the porcelain veneers, but the composite material is somewhat susceptible to staining and does not last as long as porcelain.
Prefabricated resin veneers are not customized to the shape and fit of your teeth, although they do come in different sizes and shapes. We do not recommend instant veneers because they do not provide the appearance, quality, or durability of custom veneers.
Why Choose Dunedin Dental Associates
Our dentists have a keen eye for detail, allowing them to create realistic porcelain veneers matched to your unique facial features and proportions. The fabrication of your veneers is handled by a highly-skilled technician at a leading dental laboratory, guaranteeing that they are flawless!