Have you ever felt unhappy with the way your teeth look? Over time our teeth change which can make some people unhappy. You will love the way your smile looks in just a few appointments here at Teach Dental Group. Whether we are dissatisfied with our teeth due to our dietary choices or previous dental work, an option to renew your smile are veneers. Composite veneers are still used for providing a long-lasting enhancement to the presence of your smile.
What exactly are veneers? Veneers are paper-thin yet incredibly strong devices that are placed on top of the enamel to deter any damage. Similar to artificial nails, they are used to thicken, lengthen, and change the color of the fingernails. The purpose of composite veneers is to make teeth appear whiter, regular in shape, and resist bacteria and plaque. What veneers to not share with acrylic nails is the required maintenance and replacement every few weeks. Dental veneers can hold their veracity for over a decade, offering a long-term solution to your imperfect smile.
Composite Veneers vs Porcelain Veneers
There are multiple types of veneers, porcelain and composite. Both types are quite effective, but they both have their advantages and disadvantages.The dental porcelain used in porcelain veneers is a fixed ceramic that is unaffected by discoloration.These veneers are usually used in cases where an individual is wanting a more natural appearance to their smile.
Porcelain veneers are also more expensive than composite veneers, they also need to have enamel removed in order to be installed. Dental composite resin is an artificial polymer, like silicone, vinyl, and nylon. Veneers created from this material are a fraction of the cost of those made from porcelain and can be installed within one visit to the dentist.
Even though composite veneers are less durable than porcelain veneers, they can be repaired much more easily, and the installation requires the removal of less enamel then the porcelain.
The Installation Process of Composite Veneers
When you have made the decision that veneers are right for you, your dentist will etch your teeth,making ridges in the enamel. The next step includes having an impression of your teeth created.
This ensures we have the ideal size and shape for your veneers. The impression is then sent to a dental lab for design and processing. We may provide temporary composite veneers to be worn in the meantime.
At your next visit, the permanent veneers will be placed on your teeth to examine how well they fit. If everything fits properly, we will then clean your teeth and place the veneers using a small layer of cement, which will strengthen through exposure to a dental curing light. If you have any questions about composite veneers or would like to get the process started give us a call today, to arrange your free consultation.
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