Veneers

Create a smile makeover with veneers.

Veneers correct many smile imperfections to create a beautiful and natural look.

If you have misshapen, crowded or stained teeth, ask us about your options.

Tooth-colored and durable, veneers are very thin shells – typically made of porcelain or resin – that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile. Porcelain veneers are an excellent, because the color and translucence of porcelain is a great match for the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Porcelain is stain resistant, as well, so your smile will stay bright for years to come.

They are also made of resin that is matched to your natural tooth color.

Dental Veneer Materials

Veneers are an accessible option to restore a healthy-looking smile. The way veneers work is that your dentist will cover the front of the teeth with a thin shell made to exactly match the tooth they will cover, made from porcelain or resin. Each option has its benefits as well as some weaknesses.

Composite Resin Veneers

Composite resin veneers are not as common as their porcelain counterparts, but they are definitely a great option with numerous benefits. Some reasons people may choose resin include:

  • Cost less than porcelain
  • Sculpted onto teeth, not fabricated elsewhere
  • Less invasive

Resin veneers do have a few drawbacks. Some reasons people may not choose them include:

  • Not as durable as porcelain
  • Porous, so they can stain over time
  • Don’t mimic natural teeth as well as porcelain

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain is the unofficial gold standard of dental veneer materials. These veneers have great qualities, including that they are:

  • Extremely durable
  • Able to mimic natural teeth very well
  • Not prone to staining
  • Useful in a wide array of dental needs

While many choose porcelain, this choice of dental veneers does also have a few drawbacks:

  • Costs roughly twice as much
  • Natural teeth must be altered to fit the veneers
  • May require temporary veneers while the permanent ones are made in a dental lab

The best way to determine the cost and whether porcelain or resin is best, is to come in for a consultation. Our dentists will meet with you, talk about your options and make a recommendation.

Dental Veneer Materials

Veneers are an accessible option to restore a healthy-looking smile. The way veneers work is that your dentist will cover the front of the teeth with a thin shell made to exactly match the tooth they will cover, made from porcelain or resin. Each option has its benefits as well as some weaknesses.

Composite Resin Veneers

Composite resin veneers are not as common as their porcelain counterparts, but they are definitely a great option with numerous benefits. Some reasons people may choose resin include:

  • Cost less than porcelain
  • Sculpted onto teeth, not fabricated elsewhere
  • Less invasive

Resin veneers do have a few drawbacks. Some reasons people may not choose them include:

  • Not as durable as porcelain
  • Porous, so they can stain over time
  • Don’t mimic natural teeth as well as porcelain

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain is the unofficial gold standard of dental veneer materials. These veneers have great qualities, including that they are:

  • Extremely durable
  • Able to mimic natural teeth very well
  • Not prone to staining
  • Useful in a wide array of dental needs

While many choose porcelain, this choice of dental veneers does also have a few drawbacks:

  • Costs roughly twice as much
  • Natural teeth must be altered to fit the veneers
  • May require temporary veneers while the permanent ones are made in a dental lab

How Do Veneers Help?

Veneers can help with self-confidence, can help you chew and eat better, and you can brush and floss them like natural teeth, so you can maintain excellent oral hygiene.

To see if you’re a candidate for veneers, and which type to use, the dentist will assess your oral health and individual needs. Then, you can work together for your perfect smile.

Our dentists may recommend dental veneers if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile. Custom-made veneers can be used for just one tooth or for your entire smile. We may suggest this treatment option to:

  • Close large spaces and gaps between teeth
  • Whiten teeth that are severely stained or discolored
  • Improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth
  • Correct slightly crooked teeth
  • Restore teeth that are broken, chipped, worn or fractured

Getting a dental veneer usually requires three trips to the dentist – one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers. If you need more than one veneer, they can be created and applied simultaneously.

Want to learn more about custom dental veneers and how Arden Dental Group can enhance your smile? Call or schedule your personal consultation today.

We look forward to seeing you!