Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are custom-made to cover the front side of your teeth. Our dentists at Freeman Dental will use a unique model of your teeth to create the veneers. This model is transferred to a dental lab where the veneers will be manufactured. To achieve the best cosmetic results, the dentist will prepare your tooth conservatively before putting on your new veneers.
Types of Veneers
Lumineers is a brand of porcelain veneers that are ideal for improving the appearance of teeth with cosmetic flaws. Thanks to their ultra-thin nature, Lumineers require little to no tooth reduction and can be placed directly over existing teeth without the need for drilling.
Composite veneers are created using a special dental handpiece that shapes the composite resin. Unlike porcelain, composite resin is flexible, so it can be shaped to fit the teeth. Because composite resin is not as strong, this type of veneer is best suited for small issues such as small chips or small cosmetic adjustments.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are cemented to the front of your teeth. The porcelain material mimics the shine and translucency of natural teeth.
To improve your smile, porcelain veneers can be used to correct minor dental issues, such as gaps, chips, and stains. Custom-made porcelain veneers are also very resistant to staining, so your smile will stay bright for years.
Benefits of Veneers
Veneers are durable as well as stain-resistant. Unlike your natural teeth, the veneers will not discolor or stain. Therefore, with veneers, your smile can stay white and bright for a long time.
Less Tooth Sensitivity
For those who suffer from tooth sensitivity, veneers are an excellent option. Veneers cover the entire front surface of your tooth, reducing its exposure to external factors that may cause sensitivity and result in discomfort and pain.
Improved Oral Health
Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth to cover up any blemishes, cracks, discoloration, or misalignment. This provides a layer of protection to your teeth and makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene. It’s also possible that the protective layer of porcelain or resin can help decrease your risk of cavities.
One benefit of getting porcelain veneers is improved self-esteem. This benefit may be important to you if you have a damaged smile that makes you feel self-conscious. Veneers can give you the confidence to smile in public, and this can have a profound effect on your sense of well-being.
To schedule an appointment and learn more about the advantages of veneers, get in touch with Freeman Dental at (270) 444-6080 for our Paducah location.