They say you can tell a lot about a person by his or her smile. At Kyrene Family Dentistry, we work hard to ensure you get nothing but positive remarks about your smile. One of the ways we do that is by providing the kind of veneers Chandler patients need to restore and maintain their youthful smiles.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are custom-designed shells that are created from a ceramic material, which is placed over the surface of a natural tooth to cover its unsightly appearance. A tooth covered by a veneer is usually cracked, worn, or uneven and cannot be restored to its pre-damage state. The advantage of getting veneers is that they provide an individual with a brighter, healthy-looking teeth without having to completely remove the damaged tooth in its place.
The two most common materials that dentists use to create veneers are composite resin and porcelain. Composite resin veneers are the less expensive option, although quality has to be sacrificed a bit, when compared to porcelain. This is because it is a purified and highly refined form of glass.
By getting the porcelain veneers patients have preferred over the years, you are taking advantage of its many benefits, which include the following:
- Once applied to a tooth, the veneer gathers its strength around it and can last for a decade or more
- Translucent properties of porcelain allow it to have an almost perfect look, which is close to impossible with composite resin
- Porcelain is very smooth, which makes it hard for stains to get through the enamel
On the other hand, one distinct advantage of composite resin is that you can get a fitting within a single visit, while the porcelain veneers dentists use on their patients require at least two visits to complete the fitting process.
Many dentists in Chandler recommend porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of the teeth because it can closely recreate the natural look of teeth, while still providing strength and resilience that is needed for daily use. It is most often the material of choice of dentists who need to make minor alterations to the position of the teeth, or to change the shape, size, or color of a tooth.
Give us a call today and find out whether you are a good candidate for veneers.