Veneers are incredibly thin shells that are made custom to conceal the front of your teeth and make your teeth look better. They are usually made from porcelain (though resin is another material sometimes used). Porcelain veneers tend to be better at resisting stains than resin veneers. Porcelain veneers also appear more reflective, so they more closely resemble natural teeth. On the other hand, resin veneers don't require the removal of as much of your tooth as porcelain veneers, and resin veneers are thinner as well. Both kinds of veneers can be customized to your mouth by adjusting their shape, length, color, or size.

What kinds of issues do veneers address?

Veneers are commonly implemented to help you with various dental issues. These issues include the following:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned or uneven teeth
  • Teeth that have gaps between two or more of them

What are the benefits of veneers?

Veneers can offer numerous benefits:

  • Veneers provide a natural look for your teeth.
  • Porcelain interacts well with gum tissues, not causing very many issues.
  • Porcelain veneers do not stain.
  • You can choose a color of veneer that makes your teeth look brighter.
  • They require less invasive procedures than crowns. Instead of extreme shaping and grinding down of your tooth, you can enjoy less hassle.

Is there special care required for veneers?

There is not special care needed for veneers. Keep up with good oral hygiene. This includes flossing, rinsing, brushing, and using mouthwash. Porcelain veneers do resist stains, however it is advisable to avoid staining beverages and foods like cola, tea, red wine, or coffee.

Are there other options instead of veneers?

Yes, there are other solutions to improving your smile beside veneers. You may be more comfortable with crowns or bondings. However, veneers do offer a nice middle ground option. If you want to change your teeth more than a tiny bit (which bonding can do) but also want to avoid a lot of grinding down of your original tooth (which crowns do) then veneers are a great fit.

Veneers can be a great choice if you are looking to improve the look of your teeth. Whether you have a gap, dark teeth, or simply unappealing teeth, veneers are a great way to get the smile you deserve. Always consult your trusted veneer professional to make sure you get veneers put on the right way. Contact a dentist, such as Aaron G Birch, DDS PC, for more information.