A crack or a chip on your tooth may feel like the end of the world is approaching. Your perfect smile is no longer perfect!

There’s a thin layer of porcelain or resin-composite that’s about to be your hero: Veneers!

They’re tooth-colored shells that your dentist will fit on the front surface of your tooth to camouflage any defects.                                                                                 

Types of Veneers

Dental veneers are custom-made and irreversible, so make sure to discuss this option thoroughly with your dentist before committing. 

No matter which type you get, the process is non-invasive and very safe. Here are the 2 options for you to choose from:

Porcelain Veneers

This is the more expensive option as it’s longest-lasting and may require more than one trip to your dentist. 

First, the dentist will prepare your tooth by removing some of your tooth’s enamel to make space for the veneer. Then they will take an impression of it to send to the lab or make it at the office using special equipment. 

Once ready, it will be placed on your tooth and bonded.

Composite Veneers

Your dentist will apply a thin layer of composite resin to your tooth. Once it’s in place, they will shape it to the appropriate size. They may add a few more layers to get the desired appearance.

This option only lasts about 5-7 years.

Why Get Dental Veneers

Here are a few reasons why veneers may be the perfect solution for you:

Hollywood smile

Has anyone ever said that your smile is symmetrical or shines like a star? 

Veneers could get you compliments like those as they’re more resistant to stains and last way longer than teeth-whitening strips.

Disguise the imperfections

Veneers are great if you want to close small gaps in your teeth or make your chipped tooth look brand new.

It can also help with

  • Discoloration that whitening can’t fix
  • Undersized teeth
  • Unusually shaped teeth

Stronger than enamel

They may look and feel exactly like a regular tooth but they’re more resistant to cavities.

Because they’re non-porous and strong they’re not easily worn away by brushing and acidic foods. When taken care of, they’re not just lifelike, they’re lifelong!

A perfect smile can boost your confidence in ways you can’t imagine! So, if your tooth’s appearance bothers you, consult your dentist about veneers. 

Want to enhance your pearly whites? Book an appointment and we’ll help you achieve your most confident smile.

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