Longevity of Veneers
Looking in the mirror and envisioning a change to your teeth is what many people contemplate. No matter what type of change it is, it will always involve aesthetics. With a veneer, it will be able to provide the perfect aesthetics you are looking for. At Smile Family Dentistry, our dentists will place your veneer perfectly and without others even knowing the difference.
What Are Veneers?
Basically, a veneer is a thin material layered on the teeth. A variety of materials can be used for a veneer, but the most common is dental porcelain or composite resin. A thin layer of these materials will then be fixed to your teeth to provide an authentic finish. The specific type of veneer needed will differ depending on your current condition.
A porcelain veneer is a shell that gets custom-fitted to your teeth. They are highly durable, have incredible strength, and look very close in appearance to your tooth. The composite resin veneer consists of a filling colored the same as the tooth and is bonded onto the teeth. The durability of composite resin veneers may be less than that or porcelain veneers; however, composite resin veneers tend to be less expensive. However, a plus is their ability to be repaired easily and do not require much removal of enamel.
When Would Veneers Be Necessary?
Being that veneers are cosmetic devices, they will require a dentist to prescribe them during times where they would be the most beneficial. A person would benefit from them when a chipped tooth has occurred or any other type of damage or misalignment has taken place.
What is the Process for Veneer Placement?
When a veneer is being contemplated on being placed, knowing what it will feel like will play a major role. For our dentist to place a porcelain veneer, some enamel will be removed and a tooth impression taken.
After a color is matched with them, then the mold impression will be sent out to the lab to create the veneers. Upon arrival, your veneer will be checked for an accurate fit, ensure the tooth is clean, and then we will affix it to the teeth with a bond.
Veneers with composite resin will not require a lab to create them thus the dentist will shape it around the affected tooth so that it is contoured perfectly. It will then be hardened prior to being bonded.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Having veneers will be a lasting relationship made with your teeth. Their lifespan can be more than 10 years and they can be used in the same manner as if they were your natural teeth.
You will still need to practice good oral hygiene in order to deter cavities and plaque buildup. Having veneers is a great option to improve the look of your teeth, and because they are long lasting, you will have the added benefit of enjoying them for many years.
Chances are, you are looking to have some veneers placed. If so, and you are ready to get your veneers, get a hold of Smile Family Dentistry at 925-414-4128 to schedule a consultation today.