While laser whitening may help many patients to achieve the smile they have always dreamed of, for our patients with severely stained or damaged teeth, veneers may be the best option. A dental veneer is a very thin shell, made of a hard, tooth colored material that is permanently affixed to the visible face of the tooth to create the appearance of a perfect, natural tooth.
Veneers come in two main varieties. Porcelain veneers, are custom shaped in a laboratory and then applied to the tooth surface in the dentist’s office. Composite veneers are shaped from two or more materials blended together. They are sometimes formed in the laboratory and sometimes applied directly to the patient while shaping takes place.
Who Needs Which Veneers
- For patients with minor wear and tear, or superficial cracks and chips, a resin composite veneer may work best.
- They are less expensive, can be done more easily and provide excellent results for patients whose issues are not major.
- They are formed directly on the teeth and provide an excellent value for patients seeking a more beautiful smile.
Call us Today
If you think you would like to explore the idea of getting dental veneers, Capitol Hill Dentistry & Braces would love to talk with you. We can explain the options and help you find the right solution for your smile!