Cosmetic procedures can be both therapeutic or elective. That is, somebody could use one to fix a broken or chipped tooth, as well as for those who want to improve their smile and make it more symmetrical. For those who wish to have this, about six to eight veneers go on the front teeth.
Veneers are thin, tooth-colored dental cosmetic materials often created from porcelain or composite resin and permanently bonded to the teeth to improve their appearance.
You might be familiar with permanent veneers as it’s the commonest. However, there are other types of veneers, all of which you can get at Enfield Family Dental.
A variety of reasons abound as to why someone would request veneers. Some of these requests include:
Porcelain veneers are permanent veneers and are also the most aesthetic and least harmful veneer material, as well as being the strongest and longest-lasting. Because porcelain veneers are highly biocompatible, they rarely injure the gum and other surrounding soft tissues in the mouth. However, they have the cons of being the most expensive, costing averagely between $925 to $2500 per tooth and a lengthy and invasive procedure before placement.
Composite resin is the material used here. It is a mixture of inorganic and organic materials. The organic materials include the initiator, the resin, and the coupling agent, with the primary inorganic material in composite resin being the filler. However, while composite veneers are solid and permanent options, they are not as durable as porcelain and are prone to stains over time.
Lumineers are a brand of veneers also made out of porcelain but ultra-thin laminate materials and, unlike permanent porcelain, only requires minimal preparation before its placement. Also, there is only a little natural teeth loss before your dentist places lumineer teeth over your tooth enamel. Lumineers treat discolored and irregularly shaped teeth as they are smooth to the touch and look and feel natural. Cons of Lumineers? They have a shorter lifespan, are less natural-looking, and are more prone to fracture and damage.
Temporary or removable veneers have also been called Snap-on veneers. They are of two types, viz instant veneers, and custom-made clip-on veneers.
Instant veneers provide cheap cosmetic teeth options. Just like the name implies, you get to fit them into your mouth by first placing them in hot water and then pressing the soft fitting material onto your teeth. Dentists in Enfield, CT opine those instant veneers are not recommended for daily use or as a long-term, permanent dental solution.
Custom clip-on veneers are high-quality removable veneers. First, the dentist makes an impression of your teeth. Then the impression is sent to a dental lab, giving it its name ‘custom.’
Sadly, although removable veneers are convenient, they do not look as natural as permanent veneers. They are more prone to a build-up of plaque which may then harm your gum tissue over time with frequent wear. Our Dentists here in Enfield, CT, always recommend permanent veneers over temporary options.