Veneers

Veneers Explained

Las Vegas Veneers are bonded to the surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They can cover stains, chips, cracks and close gaps. They can also alter the shape, size and color of teeth.Veneers

It is a good idea to choose a cosmetic dentist who specializes in veneers. This will save you time, money and regrets.

Porcelain veneers are strong and durable cosmetic dental treatment for improving tooth color, shape and alignment. These thin porcelain coverings are designed to look like natural tooth enamel. They are durable and resist staining, although your dentist may recommend avoiding coffee, tea and red wine to maintain the brightness of your new smile.

Many of our patients choose veneers for teeth whitening that did not respond to teeth bleaching, as well as other cosmetic improvements such as closing gaps, repairing chips and reshaping crooked teeth. In addition, veneers can address some issues that cannot be addressed with other cosmetic treatments such as severe tooth discoloration and internal stains.

The best candidates for porcelain veneers are people who have healthy gums and good tooth structure. They should also be willing to commit to good oral health habits such as regular brushing and flossing, and should break bad habits such as clenching or grinding their teeth (bruxism). Veneers are not permanent, but they can last up to 20 years with proper care.

Before you undergo this procedure, your dentist will assess the quality of your teeth and your smile goals. They will discuss your options for improvement and provide recommendations, such as whether you should consider a more intensive whitening treatment before getting veneers or if you are a better candidate for a resin-based composite instead.

After your veneers are in place, you will likely experience some sensitivity and tenderness as your teeth adjust to the change. It is recommended to use toothpastes or rinses specifically designed to decrease sensitivity and temporarily avoid very hot or very cold food and drinks.

A follow-up appointment is usually scheduled to make sure your teeth are comfortable and that the veneers have stayed in place. Your dentist will also inspect the veneers for signs of damage or wear and tear, and they can be repositioned or replaced if necessary.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are a less invasive option than porcelain and are perfect for patients with minor dental issues that do not require extensive tooth work. For example, they can be used to cover discolored teeth and help them look whiter. Composite resin is also a good choice for crooked teeth or to help close small gaps between the teeth (known as diastemas).

Like porcelain veneers, composite resin can be molded and sculpted directly onto the tooth, giving you a healthier, more natural-looking smile. However, the procedure is reversible and doesn’t require shaving down the enamel to make space for the material, which means you are less likely to experience sensitivity after the appointment.

Your dentist will apply direct composite veneers by first etching the surface of your teeth, and then applying an adhesive glue to help the resin stick. They will then add very thin layers of the composite material and cure it with a special light. Once they are in place, your dentist will polish and shape them to give you a perfectly natural-looking smile.

Because the veneers are bonded to your existing enamel, it is important to have enough of it for this process to be successful. If you have gum disease, tooth decay, or a root canal infection, it may be necessary to treat these issues before getting veneers.

If you have the proper oral health and sufficient enamel, the veneers should last for 10 to 15 years. Taking certain personal measures can also extend their life span, such as brushing your teeth regularly with a non-abrasive toothpaste and avoiding chewing on hard objects or drinking high-tannin drinks with your front teeth.

The main difference between porcelain and composite veneers is that porcelain has a more luminous quality, which helps them to better blend with the surrounding teeth. Porcelain also tends to be stronger than composite veneers. Because of this, porcelain veneers usually cost more than composite veneers.

No-Prep Veneers

Unlike traditional veneers, no-prep veneers do not require any alteration of your natural tooth structure. This makes the procedure much simpler and less invasive, which may be appealing to patients who don’t want to deal with a prolonged dental process or experience any post-treatment sensitivity. In addition, no-prep veneers are usually less expensive than traditional veneers. However, they may not last as long as traditional veneers if you don’t take good care of them. To keep your no-prep veneers looking good, brush and floss regularly and get regular dental checkups. In addition, avoid consuming acidic foods and using your teeth to open packages.

No-prep veneers are available in several different types, including Lumineers, DURAthin, and Vivaneers. Lumineers are the most widely marketed and popular type of no-prep veneers. These ultra-thin porcelain veneers attach directly to the front of your teeth and produce a natural-looking smile. They are also highly conservative and do not damage the enamel of your teeth. However, no-prep veneers do not look as natural in every patient’s mouth, so it is important to select the right shade for you.

To apply no-prep veneers, the dentist will lightly score or etch the surface of your teeth to make sure they adhere properly. He or she will then place the veneers on your teeth and bond them in place. The procedure is pain-free, and you shouldn’t experience any sensitivity or discomfort.

Another advantage of no-prep veneers is that they can be easily removed without affecting the underlying tooth structure. This can be beneficial if you don’t like your results or decide to change your appearance later on. However, the removal process can damage your natural teeth a little bit.

If you’re considering no-prep veneers, it’s best to talk to a dentist who has extensive experience in this field. They will be able to advise you on what type of veneers will work best for your smile goals and budget. They can also help you choose a color that will look natural and complement your skin tone. Moreover, they can provide you with a variety of additional cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve your smile.

Cost

There are a number of factors that influence the cost of porcelain veneers. Your dentist will consult with you about your goals and needs and will then lay out a plan for the procedure. During this appointment, they may conduct X-rays and other diagnostic procedures to determine if you are a good candidate for veneers. They will also reshape and prepare your teeth to ensure that the veneers will fit properly. This can include removing plaque and tartar. Once your mouth is ready, they will make a mold of your teeth and send it off to have the veneers specially made.

Porcelain is a highly durable material and will last ten years or more with proper care. They are resistant to stains, too, meaning that your new smile will be bright and beautiful for years to come. They are also extremely versatile, allowing you to correct multiple imperfections at once rather than focusing on one issue at a time.

Another benefit of porcelain veneers is that they look so natural that other people will be unable to tell that you’ve had work done on your teeth. This can boost your confidence and make you feel great about your smile again.

Composite veneers are a less expensive option and are typically applied to the front eight teeth in your upper jaw. They are designed as a cosmetic solution for crooked teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, discolored teeth, or gaps between your teeth. Resin-based composite veneers are a great choice for patients who want to fix minor cosmetic problems without spending a lot of money.

Before applying composite veneers, your dentist will clean, reshape, and prepare the teeth to ensure that the veneers will sit well. They will also test the color and make any necessary adjustments before bonding the veneers to your teeth. Once the veneers are bonded, they will harden and seal to provide a permanent bond.