What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers, custom-made of either porcelain or composite material. are custom-made shells designed to fit over the front surface of your natural teeth. They are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, a procedure that involves removing a small amount of enamel to accommodate the veneer. Dental veneers can correct a variety of concerns, including stains, discoloration, and uneven teeth. With their ability to provide a long-lasting solution for improving your smile, veneers are a popular choice for those seeking a smile makeover.
Types of Dental Veneers Offered at Sensational Smiles
At Sensational Smiles, we offer two types of dental veneers to enhance the appearance of your smile. Porcelain veneers are custom-made in a dental laboratory using a durable and natural-looking material. Composite resin veneers are a more affordable option that can be completed in just one visit. Both types of veneers can effectively improve the aesthetics of your teeth without compromising your oral health. The experienced team at Sensational Smiles will help you decide which type of veneer is best suited for your individual needs and goals.
Porcelain veneers, made from high-quality ceramic material, are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. They offer a long-lasting solution for improving the appearance of your smile. The process typically involves two appointments where your dentist prepares your teeth, takes impressions, and then bonds the veneers to your teeth. These stain-resistant veneers provide a durable and natural-looking enhancement to your oral health. With porcelain veneers, you can achieve a beautiful smile makeover that complements your tooth structure and overall dental aesthetics.
Composite Resin Veneers
Composite resin veneers are a popular option for enhancing your smile and improving oral health. Made from a tooth-colored filling material, they can be applied directly to your teeth in just one visit. Composite resin veneers are more affordable than porcelain veneers and can be repaired if damaged. However, they may not last as long. During the procedure, your dentist will apply the composite material, shape it to perfection, and harden it with a special light. This cosmetic procedure can provide you with a beautiful smile makeover while preserving your natural tooth structure.
Choosing the Right Veneer for You
Choosing the right veneer for you involves considering several factors. First, your budget will play a role in deciding between porcelain and composite resin veneers. Secondly, discussing your desired aesthetic outcome with your team is important. They can help you understand the pros and cons of each type of veneer. We’ll also evaluate the condition of your teeth to recommend the most suitable option. Additionally, it’s crucial to consider the lifespan and maintenance requirements of each type of veneer before making a decision.
The Procedure of Applying Dental Veneers at Sensational Smiles
The procedure for applying dental veneers at Sensational Smiles begins with a consultation to discuss your goals and expectations. During this initial visit, we’ll evaluate the condition of your teeth and recommend the most suitable veneer option. Next, your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel, ensuring a proper fit for the veneers. Impressions of your mouth will then be taken to create custom-made veneers at a dental lab. While the permanent veneers are being made, temporary veneers may be placed. Finally, at your next appointment, your dentist will bond the veneers to your teeth using dental cement.
What is the Lifespan of Dental Veneers?
The lifespan of dental veneers varies depending on the material used and how well they are maintained. Porcelain veneers can last around 10-15 years or even longer with proper care, while composite resin veneers may need to be replaced within 5-7 years. Good oral hygiene practices and avoiding excessive grinding or biting on hard objects can help prolong their lifespan.
How to Take Care of Your Veneers Post-Procedure
Taking care of your veneers post-procedure is essential to maintain their appearance and longevity. Good oral hygiene plays a crucial role in preserving your oral health and the condition of your veneers. It’s important to avoid biting or chewing on hard objects that can potentially damage your veneers. Scheduling regular dental check-ups will help ensure the overall health and wellbeing of your veneers. Using a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush is recommended to prevent scratching the surface of your veneers. Additionally, following your dentist’s instructions for flossing around your veneers will help prevent gum disease.
Call Sensational Smiles to discuss your veneer options, today!
With proper care and maintenance, dental veneers can last for many years, providing you with a beautiful, long-lasting smile. If you have any questions or want to schedule a consultation, contact Sensational Smiles today. We are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!