Modern dentistry, with all its technological advances and available materials, has created countless treatment options for patients. When you’ve decided to undergo cosmetic dental work, your choices don’t end there. You and your dentist will work together to determine the best course of action, whether it be bonding, veneers, or crowns. Should you choose veneers, even more options await you! There are a number of types of veneers on the denta market. This blog post introduces you to different veneers and discusses what is available to your with our Denver cosmetic dentist.
Denver Cosmetic Dentist on Types of Dental Veneers
Depending on your needs and the location of the veneer, you may receive either a porcelain veneer or a composite resin veneer. Our Denver cosmetic dentist chooses only the aesthetically ideal courses of treatment for our patients, so we primarily provide porcelain veneers.
- Composite resin veneers – Composite resin is a tooth-colored, soft material that is sculpted into the appropriate shape. Composite veneers can be made and bonded to teeth within a single appointment, as they need not be fabricated in a lab. However, composite veneers are not as strong as porcelain veneers and are also opaque. Their cosmetic qualities are not equal to those of porcelain veneers.
- Porcelain veneers – Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to teeth. The porcelain material has a special translucency to it, allowing it to mimic natural enamel effectively. Porcelain veneers are durable and you will be able to bite normally with them. Porcelain veneers also better resist staining than composite veneers, and will keep your smile bright.
Their are a number of types of porcelain used in veneer fabrication, and different dentists have different lab / material preferences. The porcelain veneers available from our Denver cosmetic dentist are made by MAC labs and are made of superior ceramics.
If you’re interested in pursuing dental veneers, please contact our office to get started! Your new smile will take your breath away.