What are veneers?

Veneers are one of the most popular and effective developments in cosmetic dentistry. They are thin, custom-made casings that cover the front side of your teeth and are used to correct uneven teeth, worn enamel, discoloration, chipped teeth, and irregular spacing, and they can last over 20 years. In some cases, veneers can serve a restorative purpose and can protect a damaged tooth from further harm.

What does the veneers procedure involve?

After a thorough examination of your teeth, which may include X-rays and taking impressions of your teeth, your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. Then he or she will create an impression and send it off to a laboratory to create the veneer. While the custom veneer is being created, your dentist may provide you with temporary veneers. Finally, the veneer’s size and color are given one last adjustment before they are cemented to your tooth on your second visit.

What are the advantages of veneers?

Veneers can give your teeth a more natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance and are stain resistant and soft on gums.

Types of veneers

  • Porcelain
  • Resin Composite
  • Lumineers®

Since porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains and chipping, they are generally more expensive. Lumineers® are a particularly popular type of porcelain veneers that do not require your teeth to be shaved and can even be placed over crown or bridgework. A custom-made set of Lumineers can be installed in 2-3 visits and is proven to last over 20 years. To learn more about the types of dental veneers in Royersford, Pennsylvania, we welcome you to contact us today at Transcend Dental. Dr. Sajid, look forward to enhancing your smile!