What Kind of Dental Veneers are Available?

By Michael J. Tisdelle DDS
November 16, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Thought there was only one type of dental veneer? You were wrong!

When it comes to getting cosmetic dentistry, there are certainly a lot of options out there. If you are looking to hide small chips in your veneersteeth or you want to cover up the gap between your two front teeth, then you may be considering whether dental veneers can help you. Our Charlottesville, VA dentist, Dr. Michael Tisdelle, is here to provide you with more information to help with your decision-making process.

What are dental veneers?

Also called porcelain veneers, these thin tooth-colored shells are custom-designed to bond to the front portion of your natural teeth to cover a host of dental flaws that don’t affect the overall function of your smile but certainly affect its aesthetics.

What kinds of flaws do veneers cover?

While dental veneers aren’t designed to fix major malocclusions (bad bites) they can be used to hide discolorations that don’t respond to whitening, cracks, chips, small gaps between teeth and minor crookedness, misshapen teeth, uneven teeth or teeth that are too small. In essence, getting dental veneers is a great way to alter the color, shape or length of your teeth.

But I thought there was only one kind of dental veneers?

While many people do opt for traditional dental veneers, some people are still a little concerned about the tooth preparation that goes into it. While shaving a very small amount of enamel from teeth can certainly make anyone a little nervous, this step is painless and can usually be performed without even needing anesthesia. Of course, since enamel can’t grow back, traditional veneers are forever. For those with severe dental flaws, the idea of having veneers forever is a great option.

However, for those who aren’t quite sure how they feel about veneers or just like the idea of being able to change their minds, it’s time you talked to your Charlottesville cosmetic dentist about no-prep dental veneers. These veneers are even thinner than traditional veneers so that no tooth enamel has to be removed. If you have your veneers bonded to your teeth but decide you aren’t happy with how your new smile looks, you can have them removed without the procedure ever affecting how your natural teeth.

If you are interested in getting dental veneers in Charlottesville, VA then it’s time you scheduled a visit with Dr. Tisdelle. We can examine your smile and make sure that you are a great candidate for veneers!

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