Any time you see a celebrity’s dazzlingly white smile and straight teeth, the odds are good that you’re really looking at a set of great veneers. Dental veneers are an extremely useful tool in cosmetic dentistry, and they can be used in a variety of situations to create truly impressive results.
At Sanchez Dental, we employ veneers for a number of different purposes depending on the needs and desires of our patients. Whether you’re closing the gap between your incisors or hiding deeply stained, cracked or damaged teeth, porcelain veneers can help your dentist give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
How Do Veneers Work?
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells or laminates. Most are made from porcelain, but some are made from resin. They are bonded permanently to your natural teeth, acting as an extension of the teeth themselves. Because they are applied to the front surface of the tooth only, veneers are generally only ever used for your front teeth – those that make up your smile.
Which is Better: Porcelain or Resin?
When it comes to choosing the right veneer type, your dentist can help guide you toward the right solution. In general, porcelain veneers are more stain resistant and reflect light more like tooth enamel, resulting in brighter smiles. Resin veneers are more lightweight and will require less of the underlying tooth enamel to be removed. Each of these applications have their own benefits and drawbacks.
The dentists at Sanchez Dental can help you understand your options and choose the treatments that will work best for your needs. To schedule your free consultation, give us a call today!