Composite Resin Veneers
Like all veneers, composite resin veneers are used to improve the overall appearance of teeth by changing their shape and color. Composite veneers are used to treat multiple cosmetic dental issues including things like stained teeth, crooked teeth, chipped or cracked teeth or to fill in gaps between existing teeth.
While other types of veneers can require multiple visits to the dentist and usually involve some drilling or reshaping of existing teeth, composites usually require little to no tooth reduction during the treatment process. The composite material is usually applied to the outer surface of the tooth and molded into shape by the dentist, making it a fairly quick but effective treatment.
While composite veneers don’t tend to last as long as porcelain veneers and don’t have quite the same transformative impact, they can be a great way of transforming a smile for far less of an investment. It’s the best way of fixing minor cosmetic damage to teeth and can be used to fix a wide range of dental issues.
Ask our dentist at Horizon Dental Center about composite veneers to enhance your smile. Call us at 402-330-5080 to schedule a consultation.
For teeth alignment, there is a great variety of treatments and procedures in the field of cosmetic dentistry. The advancements in medical science have allowed our dentist to offer modern solutions to the misalignment of teeth. One of these great alternatives is invisalign, which is a modern alternative to conventional metal braces.
Read more about Invisalign
Braces have been around for some time and function by aligning your teeth and structure. The centerpiece of the setup is the bracket, which is aligned in the center of the tooth, with wires going through it. These slowly align your teeth in place and need to be readjusted by our dentist throughout the process.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size or length.
What Type of Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Correct?
- Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped
- Teeth with gaps between them
Porcelain veneers are stronger and more durable than composite resin veneers and last 10 to 15 years, while composite resin veneers last between five and seven years. Porcelain veneers also resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. As you might assume, porcelain veneers cost significantly more than composite veneers.
Talk to your dentist at Horizon Dental Center about whether porcelain veneers are right for you. Call us at 402-330-5080.