Time to give your smiles an upgrade
Veneers can completely change your smile. They serve an important purpose and it is to improve the appearance of your teeth by capping the exterior with a synthetic material that matches your natural teeth.
Dental veneers have many functions – to close spaces between teeth, lighten the color of teeth, repair broken teeth, or change the alignment of teeth to make them appear more straight and aligned.
Porcelain veneers are the most popular technique used for dramatic smile makeovers. Porcelain veneers are thin custom made, porcelain shells, bonded directly to your teeth. A veneer becomes part of your teeth and this naturally enhances their shade and shape. If you follow your dentist’s instructions on proper home care and maintenance, your veneers can give you a great smile for years.
Some patients prefer veneers instead of a more costly orthodontic treatment, simply because the appearance of your teeth will improve so quickly and dramatically.
Types of Veneers
There are several different types of dental veneers, and each is used for a different cosmetic purpose.
- Porcelain veneers – the most popular and most used type of veneer. Porcelain provides the a very natural look but may be more costly than the other types. This type of veneer is often required to be created in a lab and bonded later on.
- Composite Veneers – the more affordable type of veneer but doesn’t last as long as porcelain, and so must be replaced much sooner. The advantage is that composite veneers can be applied to the surface of the damaged teeth immediately requiring no wait time.
- Lumineers – a fairly new type of veneer and can last for up to 20 years. This type doesn’t normally require a lengthy wait to install and the patient can have a new smile in just two visits.
Whatever type of veneer you choose, this treatment is quickly becoming the most popular option for restoring the beauty of your damaged teeth. Veneers are painless, fast, affordable and completely unnoticeable.
Here at your trusted dental office in Fresno, Alluvial Dental Center, we can provide a consultation to help you decide which type of veneer is right for you. Call us today at (559) 325-0700 to make an appointment.