Learning More About Dental Veneers

Gaining a beautiful smile can be wonderful for boosting your confidence. If you have certain dental issues, you may be wondering about veneers as a way to improve or restore your smile. You’ll want to understand the different types of veneers, what they can and can’t accomplish, and things you should consider before going forward.

  • Types of Veneers – There are two main types of veneers: porcelain and composite resin. There are advantages of each type. Porcelain veneers are strong, long-lasting, look very natural, and don’t stain easily. Composite veneers require less tooth enamel to be removed, can sometimes be handled in just one office visit, cost less than porcelain veneers, and can be repaired easily, although they aren’t as strong and wear-resistant as porcelain ones.
  • Dental Issues – A wide variety of dental issues can be resolved with veneers, including chipped or worn teeth, a gap between upper front teeth, a crooked or misshapen tooth, and stained teeth that cannot be whitened.
  • Important Considerations – Veneers are not a good choice if you clench your jaw or grind your teeth, unless you are willing to wear a plastic night guard religiously. Because some of the enamel is removed to apply a veneer, this isn’t a process that can be undone, so if you do damage a veneer, you’ll need to get another one. Veneers cannot be placed if you have decay or gum issues, so these must be corrected first. Veneers can also be damaged if put under pressure, so you’ll need to avoid chewing on hard objects or biting your fingernails.

If you have more questions about dental veneers or would like to know if you are a good candidate, call us at Amberwood Dental Centre to schedule an appointment. We offer a wide variety of dental treatments and materials designed to give you the smile you deserve.