The veneer is a thin layer of restorative material that looks like a healthy and white tooth. Typically they are used to help improve the visual look of a tooth or cover the damaged surface.
In order to have your dental veneer adhere to the existing tooth, your cosmetic dentist removes a small portion of the enamel on the facial surface of your tooth, just enough to fit the veneer into place. The veneer is placed with a bonding technique which takes only 20 minutes.
Veneers, which were widely utilized to modify an actor's teeth in the 1930s, have since evolved into two main varieties: porcelain and composite- with porcelain veneers being generally agreed upon as
the more durable of the two types. The Porcelain veneers are manufactured by a laboratory while the composite veneers are completed in one visit chair side.
So what are all the issues that veneers can solve for you?
- Color Correction: Are your teeth stained from large resin fillings or tetracycline? Veneers can be applied in order to restore natural size and brighten your teeth in the process.
- Accidents happen! Whether your teeth are chipped, broken or even worn, it can be painful or embarrassing. A damaged tooth can sometimes be repaired with a veneer, and can be the premiere option when fixing the issue.
- Fill the Gap: A space between your teeth can be easily corrected with veneers. Similar to fixing the alignment of a tooth, braces and Invisalign are notable alternatives.
As you can see, dental veneers can provide an incredible amount of value to a person, and are great, long term options when compared against typical cosmetic dentistry fixes, however, depending on what your dental issue is, there may be better solutions. The best way to find out the best plan of action for creating a beautiful smile is to find a great cosmetic dentist and have a consultation.
Those of you living in the Milwaukee area who are looking for a cosmetic dentist, we'd love to schedule a free consultation to find out what it would take to get your smile bright and sparkling.