Glendale DDS Explains Which Dental Veneers Are Right For You

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What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental Veneers serve a variety of purposes, including covering and protecting an injured tooth, improving the appearance of a damaged tooth by hiding scratches and discoloration, and protecting decaying teeth.

Are Dental Veneers Right for You?

Dental Veneers may be an option if you suffer from any of the following dental problems:

-Broken tooth
-Chipped tooth
-Decaying teeth
-Discolored teeth
-Irregularly shaped teeth
-Stained teeth
-Teeth with gaps
-Worn down teeth

Types of Dental Veneers:

There are two types of dental veneers, also known as dental laminates. The first type, porcelain veneers, are glass-like shells specifically designed to match the patient’s smile They are then placed over damaged teeth. Porcelain veneers create stronger, healthier, whiter teeth.
The second type of dental veneer is a composite veneer, which is made of acrylic or resin and attaches to a damaged tooth via cementing or bonding method.

Which type of Dental Veneer is right for me?

If you’ve decided that dental veneers are for you, then your next thought is most likely concerning which dental veneer to get.

Some key differences between porcelain veneers and composite veneers include strength and durability of the material, appearance and application.

Porcelain veneers have a more natural look to them because they’re stain-resistant and reflect light better than composite veneers. They are, however, more difficult to repair, less durable than composite veneers and require multiple visits due to the fact that impressions have to be taken of a patient’s teeth before a porcelain veneer can be specifically designed for the patient. Composite veneers on the other hand, can be attached in a single office visit.

If you’d like to learn more about which dental veneer would be best for you, contact our Glendale Dentist office today to schedule a consultation. Our Glendale dentists can help you decide which type of dental veneer is appropriate for your specific needs.