Your teeth are not only essential for helping you bite and chew food, but also have a large role to play in the way you look. At Northeast Dental Center, we help our patients keep their teeth beautiful with advanced cosmetic dentistry solutions such as laminates and veneers.
What are veneers and laminates?
Veneers and laminates are dental solutions used to improve the appearance of one’s teeth. A veneer is an extremely thin layer of customized material, the same color as that of your teeth, which is used to cover any imperfection in the tooth. While a crown covers the whole tooth, a veneer only covers the front surface, thereby allowing preservation of healthy tooth structure.
Veneers are generally manufactured using either porcelain or ceramic, or resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers are the choice of most patients since they are closest to natural teeth in terms of appearance. Porcelain reflects light, which aids natural looking shine and is also much more resistant to staining than resin composite.
Before a veneer is installed, the size and shape of the tooth needs to be adjusted, so as to be able to accommodate the width of the veneer. Some patients tend to opt for resin veneers as they are thinner and therefore, not much of the natural tooth surface has to be removed prior to their application
What are the benefits of veneers?Veneers can solve a lot of aesthetic issues impacting the appearance of your teeth and smile as they are placed in front of the teeth.
Veneers are a great solution for people who have one or more teeth darker than the rest. For patients who have many yellow front teeth, a row of veneers can be installed. Veneers are generally recommended for achieving pearly white front teeth when whitening solutions don’t work for you.
Veneers can be used to improve the shape of teeth, fill tooth caps, cover chipped teeth, and even in some cases to make crooked teeth appear perfectly aligned.
Want the perfect set of teeth so you can smile with confidence? Our cosmetic dentistry solutions can help you. Veneers and laminates can cover a wide range of cosmetic dental problems. Call Northeast Dental Center today at (215) 297-6368