Perfect beautiful smiles are very rarely born, but made. And they are not hard to obtain for some. For others who have trouble with traditional dental treatments for perfect teeth, there is an option with cosmetic dentistry.

So what are dental veneers? Veneers are very thin shells that are custom made to your teeth. They are often attached to the front of teeth to help with the overall improvement of their appearance. Veneers are popular options for those patients who suffer from stained, crooked or broken teeth. Because our smiles are one of the first things people notice, having a less than perfect smile can cause anyone to endure low self-esteem or confidence issues. Veneers can help to give back that self-assurance that may have been lost.

Dental veneers are beneficial to individuals who are seeking answers to their cosmetic worries on a long-term basis. More so, patients who have a difficult time with positive responses to alternative dental procedures including braces, retainers, or teeth whitening. Because veneers are custom fit to each patient, they are designed to help correct and create a flawless smile by hiding:

  • Gaps in between the teeth
  • Decay
  • Chips
  • Missing pieces of tooth
  • Crookedness
  • Stains and/or discoloration

Once dental veneers are decided upon, and the placement process begins, there is no going back. During the procedure, your dentist will have to take away a small portion of enamel (the thin protective outer shell covering our teeth) that the veneer will attach to. This process makes the veneers impossible to remove.

There are two different types of dental veneers, porcelain and resin-based composite. While both work the same way and give you the desired results there are some major differences to these two types of dental cosmetics. Porcelain veneers are strong and durable lasting up to 20+ years. These thin caps are placed on the tops and sides of the teeth to correct any imperfections. While the porcelain is better at matching the natural color and look of your existing teeth, and can often be whitened to help brighten up our smile. Resin-based composite veneers do not require as much enamel to be removed from the teeth and are often less expensive than their porcelain alternative, however, these types have been known to chip, break, or stain within the first 7 years of wear leading to replacement later on.

Because these differences can be vastly different from each other, your dentist will go over with you all the pro and cons to porcelain and composite veneers and which would be the best fit for you. Overall factors that can help with decision making can include cost, your dental needs and if your preference has anything to do with it also.

Veneers are a dental cosmetic procedure similar to crowns and implants, however veneers are for those teeth that still have the majority of the tooth intact. When looking for cosmetic dentistry in Lutz, FL look no further than the offices at Impeccable Smiles. Our team is dedicated to giving you the perfect smile you have always wanted.