Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to cover the surface of a tooth. They enhance the aesthetic appearance of teeth and solve many dental problems, making your smile better than you ever thought possible.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers can solve many dental imperfections ranging from simple to severe. For patients who are self-conscious of their smiles, dental veneers can enhance the shape, size, or color of their teeth.
Patients can personalize the color of their veneers, so their pearly whites can be as bright as they want them to be. They can also fix alignment or close gaps between teeth. If teeth are worn down, broken, or cracked veneers can repair the teeth and protect them from further damage.
In addition to the many pros of dental veneers, they do not require any special care. Patients should simply brush and floss daily and taking care of their teeth. Veneers are permanent and if proper care is taken, can last ten years or more.
Different Kinds of Veneers
There are two main types of dental veneers: those made of porcelain and those made of resin. Dental Partners of Boston offers primarily all-porcelain veneers, which more closely resemble natural teeth and more resistant to stains. Porcelain is also more gentle on your gums. However, in order to place a porcelain veneer, more of the natural tooth must be removed, which is why we also offer Lumineers.
Lumineers are very similar to veneers in that they are used to cover and repair imperfections of teeth. However, they are even thinner than traditional porcelain or resin veneers. They are also less invasive for healthy teeth and gums. While the preparation for veneers can take some time and various medications, preparation for Lumineers takes less time with minimal shots and medicine.
It’s important to discuss your different options with us before making any final decisions regarding veneers. Dental Partners of Boston is a strong team of cosmetic dentists excited to help you decide if veneers are right for you. We can also help you decide which ones will give you your best, brightest smile. Call and schedule your consultation today!