While several different veneer types are available, the two most popular are composite and porcelain veneers. Each has advantages and disadvantages, but which ones are right for you?
What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are camouflage for dental imperfections, and just like regular teeth they need to be brushed and flossed daily.
When it comes to veneers, your teeth are fitted with custom-made material that improves the overall look of your mouth. It’s a simple procedure that can be done in our office, but choosing the right material is essential.
Direct composite resin veneers are made from the same material as tooth-colored fillings. They can be created and sculpted right onto your teeth in a single visit to our dental office in Brampton. The tooth-shaded resin is applied right onto the teeth and then shaped and sculpted by a qualified dentist.
A high-intensity light hardens the resin, and the dentist sculpts it as needed to match your teeth. Modern composite veneers look fantastic and can last 5 – 10 years. They are practical solutions for teeth that are chipped or discolored and can even help improve the look of minor misalignment issues.
However, composite veneers are not recommended if you have large spaces, very short teeth, or large pieces of a broken tooth. They may require more maintenance than their porcelain counterparts. If you smoke or drink red wine, you may find that composite veneers get stained more easily. They are also more prone to chipping.
In addition to their beautiful appearance, porcelain veneers are stronger and more durable than their composite counterparts and they do not stain. While at your appointment, your dentist takes an impression of your teeth which is then sent to a dental lab for manufacture. If there are a few teeth you’re hoping to enhance all at once, porcelain veneers are a practical solution.
On the other hand, if your teeth are severely broken or very weak, your dentist may recommend crowns instead of veneers.
At Keshavarz Dentistry, we recommend the most suitable type of veneer for your specific case. If you have questions or think veneers might be in your future, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
You can reach us in Brampton by phone at 905-791-3867 or schedule an appointment online.
Yours in dental health,
Dr. keshavarz, DDS
Making Brampton Smile Since 2001