What are Veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain or composite resin caps that are placed over the natural teeth to improve the way they look. With veneers, the size, shape and/or color of an individual’s teeth can be changed.

Who Would Choose to Have Veneers Placed?

Veneers can improve an individual’s smile, which usually helps increase his or her self-confidence level.

Anyone who has teeth that are:

  • Misaligned.
  • Discolored.
  • Chipped.
  • Damaged.

Veneers can also address extra space between the teeth. Veneers closely mimic natural teeth. They even have all of the ridges and grooves that are present on natural teeth. Maintenance is as simple as brushing twice a day and flossing at least once.

Types of Veneers

Veneers are one of the easiest and most universal methods chosen to improve the appearance of the teeth. There are a variety of veneers available and the best choice will depend on the patient’s end goal.

Porcelain Veneers

These are the most popular option because they are considered permanent and they look the most like natural teeth. To have porcelain veneers placed, the patient will require two appointments. During the initial appointment, the dentist prepares the teeth and then takes an impression. This impression is used to create the patient’s custom-tailored veneers. Once the veneers are created, the patient returns to the office to have them applied.

Composite Resin Veneers

Since these are a quicker option than porcelain veneers, only requiring one appointment for application, composite resin veneers are sometimes referred to as direct veneers or direct bonding. They are a reliable option for an improved smile and are also custom sculpted to fit the patient’s teeth.

Instant Veneers

Instant veneers are pre-made, which is why they are less expensive than the other customized options listed here. Since these are pre-made these veneers will not match the patient’s teeth exactly. These veneers do not last as long or look as natural as porcelain or composite resin veneers do.

Removable Veneers

Removable veneers are a mix between porcelain veneers and instant veneers. These veneers are custom sculpted to match the patient’s teeth and they can be removed at any time. Removable veneers are made of dental resin and they are very durable. Eating and drinking with these veneers is fine, as long as they are properly cleaned afterward.

Come visit Kemper Meadow Family Dentistry to see if veneers are the right choice to unlock your gorgeous smile! To schedule an appointment, please call 1-513-648-9900 or you can use our online request form by clicking here.

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