Dental Veneers: Types, Procedure, and More

Dental Veneers: Types, Procedure, and More

Posted by Dr. Robin Mells on Feb 17 2021, 03:51 AM

Veneers are thin porcelain coverings bonded by dentists using dental cement to the front surface of the teeth. The process of placing dental veneers is used by dentists to correct tooth imperfections like stained, cracked, or odd-shaped teeth. 

Since veneers are permanent, being well-informed before you make the decision to get them is essential. 

Read on to find out all about dental veneers, what types of veneers you can get at Dr. Robin Mells, DDS, in San Jose, California, and what main benefits they have. 

 What Are Dental Veneers Used For? 

Dental veneers are tailored to properly fit your teeth, correct imperfections, and enhance your appearance. 

Veneers are mainly used for correcting: 

  • Teeth with stains and discoloration
  • Chipping teeth and or teeth with small missing pieces
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth crookedness
  • Teeth gaps 

Dental veneers improve the look and feel of your teeth and are beneficial for people who are looking for a long-term solution to persistent cosmetic concerns. 

 Types of Dental Veneers

The two most prominent types of veneers available are: 

  • Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin caps that have the same feel and color your natural teeth do. They are durable and low-maintenance. 

During the procedure of placing the porcelain veneers, Dr. Robin Mells, DDS, will remove some tooth enamel to ensure the proper fit. 

  • Resin-Based Composite Veneers

Resin-based composite veneers are cheaper and require less enamel removal compared to porcelain veneers. However, they are less durable than porcelain veneers. 

Pros of Getting Veneers

Dental veneers are natural-looking and dramatically improve your smile if placed correctly. They can help correct worn, discolored, pale, or fractured teeth. 

Here are some of their main benefits: 

  • They Easily Whiten Your Smile

Smoking cigarettes or eating unhealthy foods and drinking acidic beverages can stain your natural teeth and turn them into shades of yellow or brown. Even when bleached, enamel can become stained again. 

Veneers are stain-resistant and can be a great way to whiten your teeth and keep them white for a long time.

  • Fix Minor Cosmetic Problems

Veneers save you the cost of expensive dental surgeries. 

Dental veneers can fix chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, minor misalignment and discoloration issues, and many other cosmetic dental issues. In addition, since veneers are fixed to the front surface of your teeth, they don't alter the position of your natural teeth. 

Getting dental veneers can be an easy, cost-effective, and long-term solution to your damaged or imperfect teeth. 

Dr. Robin Mells, DDS, in San Jose, California offers comprehensive dental procedures to make your smile more attractive. For more details and to schedule an appointment, call (408) 243-4216, book online, or visit us at 251 O'Connor Drive Suite #3, San Jose, CA 95128.

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