If you want to restore crooked, malformed, or damaged teeth, veneers might just be the solution you’re looking for. Veneers are made of custom-crafted materials such as porcelain, which allows your unique smile to shine through while restoring both strength and functionality.
Placement of the veneers takes skill, precision and artistry. Andrew Goldenberg, D.D.S. has the expertise to quickly and efficiently craft custom veneers to fix problems such as worn enamel, chipped, discolored, misaligned, irregularly shaped, cracked, or uneven teeth. This will give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you can gladly show off.
Dental veneers are a shell or layer of tooth-colored porcelain or composite placed over the facial surfaces of your teeth to correct worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, discoloration, chips and cracks.
While veneers typically fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry, they also protect the surface of damaged teeth and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatments.
Common Reasons People Choose Veneers
Veneers can solve most of your cosmetic dental needs. Here are four common reasons people choose veneers over other cosmetic solutions.
Wear and tear: As you age, your teeth slowly start to wear down. Cracks, chips, and general unevenness becomes commonplace.
Worn enamel: Enamel is the thin, hard translucent substance that covers your teeth. Over time enamel becomes worn, dulled and discolored. While it can be a result of genetics there are other reasons it wears down including the consumption of sugary drinks, coffee, and smoking.
Genetics: People born with abnormal spacing between their teeth find that veneers are the perfect solution to their problem.
Uneven teeth: Uneven teeth can be a result of teeth grinding and general wear and tear.
Types of Veneers
The two most common types of veneers are composite resin and porcelain.
Composite veneers – Composite materials provide a long-lasting beautiful appearance for your tooth structure. Resin is applied in layers to the tooth and sculpted directly in the mouth to achieve a desired look. The greatest advantage of composite veneers is that it is an additive process that is reversible and can be removed and replaced as needed. Composite veneers can last anywhere from four to eight years.
Porcelain veneers – Involves removal of a thin layer of enamel followed by the bonding of a sculpted porcelain veneer. This procedure is used when there are more severe discoloration, malformation or misalignment of teeth. Advantages of a porcelain veneer is that it is more resistant to staining and chips compared to composite veneers. Porcelain veneers are more durable, lasting between 12-25 years.
Are Veneers Right for Me?
The removal of any natural tooth structure is permanent. If your natural teeth are functionally and aesthetically adequate, veneers may not be an appropriate treatment for you. The only way a patient can fully determine his or her candidacy for veneers is by scheduling an appointment. After evaluating health history, current dental health, and the condition of a patient’s enamel, we can make an informed decision regarding a patient’s suitability for this treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about veneers or just want to know the right course of action for your specific needs, please schedule an appointment. We will be happy to sit down with you and answer any questions you may have. We can then discuss the best course of treatment for your dental health.