Porcelain Veneers: A Longer-Lasting Fit
These wafer-thin coverings fit over your natural teeth, covering any imperfections you want to hide. From cracks, chips, gaps between your teeth, discoloration or minor misalignments, porcelain veneers can cover the problem while giving you a beautiful new smile.
When opting for porcelain veneers, your dentist in Park City will remove a small bit of enamel from your tooth to ensure the bonding agent properly adheres and the veneer will lay flat against your tooth. You’ll discuss with your dentist the look and shape of your new teeth before he takes an impression to send to the lab. There they will create your new veneers.
During your second and final appointment, your permanent veneers will be placed. Your dentist will use a curing light to help the bonding material adhere to the natural tooth, providing a secure fit.
Composite Veneers: The Faster Choice
If you want an even faster result, composite veneers are a great alternative. This is because these veneers are created right there in the office. Once your dentist has crafted your veneers to your liking, they’ll be directly applied. Basically, you’ll walk in with imperfect teeth and walk out with a new, more uniform smile.
Which Option is Right for Me?
To determine which option is best for you, we should look at the advantages of both cosmetic solutions. Only then will you have a better idea of how you want to proceed with your veneer treatment.
- They provide a natural look and feel, which can make it nearly impossible for anyone to notice you’ve had treatment.
- They last longer than composite veneers. With proper care and maintenance, your porcelain veneers can last a decade or more.
- They’re stain-resistant.
- They can be placed in one visit as opposed to two with porcelain veneers.
- When it comes to price, composite veneers are much less expensive.
- If repairs are needed, they’re much easier to fix.
Now that you know more about the different types of veneers that are available, you can determine which option is right for you. Ultimately, it comes down to price, time, and how long each treatment will last. Both will give you the smile you want, but which will you choose?
About the Author
Dr. Cody Calderwood attended Brigham Young University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland. Dr. Calderwood has seen just how much cosmetic dentistry can transform lives, which is why he can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with porcelain veneers. Visit our website or call (435) 649-4343 to learn more about how we can help you.