In the past, your smile was something you were born with and carried with you the rest of your life, regardless of if you liked it or not. However, thanks to modern dental technology, you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with dental veneers. Learn more about veneers with help from your Green Bay, WI dentists at Green Bay Family Dentistry.
What can veneers do for me?
Dental veneers attach to the surface of the teeth to cover their imperfections. Aside from providing a straight, white smile, dental veneers can repair irregularities, such as:
- chipped teeth
- cracked teeth
- stained teeth
- yellowed teeth
- overcrowded (overlapped) teeth
- under crowded (gapped) teeth
Though dental veneers repair many issues, they cannot take the place of necessary orthodontic care. Some patients require braces or Invisalign, available at your Green Bay dentist, to correct their bite issues before their dentist can install their veneers. Additionally, a good candidate for veneers should not need additional dental work, such as fillings for cavities. These procedures are required before placing the veneers.
Porcelain vs. Composite Resin Veneers
Veneers are either made from porcelain or composite resin. While both materials provide generally the same effect, they are different and their procedures vary slightly. Porcelain veneers are normally considered to be the longer-lasting and more natural looking option. A dental laboratory customizes each veneer based on a mold of your mouth. Your dentist then places each veneer on your teeth individually. Your dentist molds composite resin veneers directly onto your teeth, using a dental drill to shape them. This means composite resin veneers may require less time to complete. Porcelain has more tooth-like light-reflecting properties than composite materials. Though composite resin veneers are cheaper than porcelain, porcelain is very durable and stain resistant.
How do I know which type of veneers are best for my smile?
Your dentist is the most effective tool you have in determining which veneers are best for you. After a dental examination, they can help you make an informed decision in choosing the best material for your teeth.
For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Adam M. Pasono and Dr. Paul D. Vander Kelen at Green Bay Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI. Call (920) 432-8492 to schedule your consultation for dental veneers today!