Our teeth are regularly exposed to potential opportunities for damage. There aren’t many people who live their lives avoiding chips, cracks, or breaks in their teeth. As such, our team at Mountain Springs Dental has the cosmetic and restorative dental options needed to correct smiles that have undergone slight to major aesthetic damage.
We are pleased to offer porcelain veneers for your teeth—one of the best cosmetic and restorative dental procedures at our office! Porcelain veneers are designed to combat all sorts of deficiencies in teeth—from breaks and chips to discoloration and lack of uniformity.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are a thin layer of dental porcelain placed over the outer layer of teeth to cover minor imperfections, discoloration, or to reshape a tooth. You can use a single color-matched veneer to fix just one unsightly tooth in your smile, or you can get a total smile makeover with white veneers on all your front teeth.
After our skilled dentists have examined your teeth in need, we will create thin custom-made shells to fit your teeth perfectly. To make sure your veneers fit properly, Dr. Garner will then file down a small portion of your teeth and secure the veneers to the outer layer with a strong dental adhesive.
Once veneers are attached, they last years—providing your teeth with uniformity, protection, and even a whiter smile.
Porcelain vs. Resin Veneers
The two most popular types of veneers are porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers. While resin veneers are not uncommon, they are not as long-lasting as porcelain veneers. Not only are they less durable than porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers don’t have the same natural looking sheen that make porcelain veneers blend in perfectly with your smile.
At Mountain Springs Dental we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality materials and most up-to-date dental technologies. That’s why we recommend porcelain for your perfect smile veneers.
Snap-On Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers
An off the rack solution to stained or uneven teeth, some people opt for Smart Smile snap on veneers. These are veneers that can be purchased without consulting dental professionals, and are worn like a retainer over your existing teeth.
Snap on veneers are very affordable, but they do nothing to actually correct any problems in your smile. Porcelain veneers offer a near permanent solution to actually improve and protect each individual tooth. Better yet, they are custom-made to match your individual teeth for a truly natural smile.
Bonding vs. Veneers
Dental bonding is used to remedy some of the same problems that porcelain veneers are recommended for. However, these two procedures are not created equal.
In dental bonding, resin is applied directly onto the surface of your tooth, after which it is polished and shaped to match your other teeth. Dental bonding is a quicker procedure that can be completed in a single office visit, but it does not last as long as porcelain veneers and it can’t fix as many problems as veneers.
Veneers vs. Implants
You may be concerned about what procedure is the best one to help you achieve your perfect smile. The team at Mountain Springs Dental can assist you in making that decision, with expert opinions formed after years of experience.
Though porcelain veneers and dental implants may seem like similar procedures both designed to improve your smile and reconstruct damaged teeth, they are quite different.
Porcelain veneers are the ideal choice for someone who would like to improve the look and shape of existing teeth. Dental implants are reserved for replacing teeth that are missing entirely.
What Problems Can Veneers Help With?
The veneers teeth process can be a solution to a variety of oral health problems. If any of your teeth are chipped, worn, crooked, misshapen, uneven, or stained and discolored, but unable to withstand a traditional whitening treatment, you may benefit from veneers.
If you’re looking for a perfect smile, veneers can get you there! No one will ever know what the teeth under veneers look like, and you can get the smile makeover of your dreams.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Many cosmetic dental treatments are designed to solve one cosmetic issue at a time. With porcelain veneers from Mountain Springs Dental, you’ll have multiple problems fixed all at once.
Cover Chips, Cracks, and Breaks in Teeth | Veneers cover up chips, cracks, and breaks in teeth as well as noticeable tooth discoloration with a beautiful, natural look.
Prevent Tooth Discoloration | Veneers can be color-matched to your current smile, or they can be used to whiten and brighten your whole smile. Once placed, veneers will cover any present discoloration and prevent your teeth from taking on further discoloration of their own.
Teeth are porous and, therefore, naturally susceptible to the staining effects of certain foods and drinks. Porcelain veneers are more impervious to staining; they will act as a barrier to that staining potential, preventing discoloration from taking place.
Create Uniformity in a Smile | It’s not uncommon for teeth to be too small or not fill in a smile properly due to malformation. Porcelain veneers can change that by making your teeth fill out any unwanted gaps in your smile.
Protect Teeth from Further Damage | Veneers act like a shield from potentially harmful substances that could cause breaks, cracks, or chips.
Require Little to No Maintenance | Once placed, porcelain veneers won’t require any type of upkeep beyond regular brushing and flossing.
Are Veneers Worth It?
Porcelain veneers are one procedure that can serve as the solution to many different oral health problems. Though multiple office visits are typically required, little to no anesthesia is necessary, and most patients report little to no discomfort.
Veneers can be applied to a single tooth, a few teeth, or all your front teeth for a total smile makeover. If you choose to get porcelain veneers applied to multiple teeth, they can often all be applied in one procedure. Front teeth veneers are popular, since porcelain veneers so closely mimic the look of your natural teeth.
Only you can decide whether or not veneers are worth it to you, but we can help give you the information you need. Dr Garner and the whole team at Mountain Springs Dental are happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the procedure and the cost.
Learn More About Mountain Springs Dental’s Porcelain Veneers Today
Porcelain veneers can fix teeth imperfections, or they can upgrade your entire smile! Find out if veneers are the right cosmetic and restorative option for you when you contact our office today!