A veneer is a cosmetic option and a small covering for a tooth. In most cases, a veneer preserves most of your natural tooth structure. Two types of material are used for veneers, and we will help you determine which type would best fit your aesthetic and financial goals.
Composite veneers are placed directly on the teeth without a laboratory process. We recommend that our younger patients choose this option as younger patients are active in sports and generally lead a more active lifestyle. The Composite option is less costly and is easily repaired if an incidental fracture happens.
We create Ceramic veneers from an impression we take of your teeth. We work with our ceramist to evaluate proper contours and color matches. The ceramic veneer is bonded to your teeth after minimally preparing your tooth for its placement. We work with our ceramist to ensure it looks and feels as natural as possible. This communication is invaluable to obtain optimum results for our patients.
Veneers are used to:
- Hide cracked teeth
- Mask spaces in teeth
- Fix broken teeth
- Fix chipped teeth
- Shape teeth
- Lighten teeth
- Restore worn teeth
A Cosmetic procedure should not be considered lightly. Ceramic veneers may need to be replaced during your lifetime. Excellent home care plays a significant factor in ensuring they last. A simple, consistent regimen of brushing and flossing is needed. Taking care of your veneers is like taking care of your overall health. If you have bad habits, your veneers may not last as long. We have provided before and after photos of a patient who chooses veneers.
In keeping with our philosophy of patient care and building good relationships in our dental office, the choice to use veneers as a cosmetic option is yours to make. We will help you explore your options and provide you with information about what you can expect. If you would like to explore your cosmetic options for a cracked, chipped, dark or distorted tooth, please contact our office today at (816) 233-0142.