Types of Dental Veneers

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People may experience different qualms about their teeth. Some people are born with abnormal spacing between their teeth. Some have uneven teeth as a result from tooth grinding or wear and tear. Some may find the enamel of their teeth wear down and becomes dull and discolored due the consumption of certain food and drinks like soft drinks, tea, and coffee. The teeth also wear down as people age. Dental veneers can treat all these dental problems and improve your oral health.


Dental veneers are shells or layers of porcelain placed over the facial surfaces of your teeth. These are used to treat worn enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, discoloration, and chips or cracks. They also protect the surface of damaged teeth and eliminate the need for more extensive treatments. There are different types of dental veneers.


Composite resin and porcelain veneers are the most common materials used to create dental veneers. Indirect porcelain and composite veneers are fabricated by a dental technician in a laboratory. On the other hand, direct composite veneers are made by your dentist during your appointment. Here, the dentist applies composite to teeth, shapes and hardens it with a high intensity light. Once all composite is placed veneers are polished.


Porcelain veneers are often used for treating dullness, wear, discoloration, extensive chipping, cracking, and severe spacing. For porcelain veneers, your dentist makes an impression of your teeth which will be used to fabricate veneers. Composite bonding, another kind of dental procedure performed in dental offices in Colorado Springs, is performed on patients whose chips, cracks, and discoloration on their teeth are mild.


A dentist Colorado Springs has gives you veneers if your teeth are severely dull or discolored. If your teeth are still in good condition, your dentist will offer you minimal invasive options like the use of dental veneers. Dental veneers do not only make your teeth white, but they also straighten your teeth and turn crooked teeth into perfect ones.


At dental offices in Colorado Springs the procedure of installing dental veneers may require several hours of examination and tooth preparation and may be completed in two visits over six weeks.

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This article was published on 2011/09/09