Different Types of Veneers
Veneers Sarasota are one of the most popular ways to achieve the smile you’ve dreamed of. Unlike teeth whitening, veneers are able to correct much more than just staining. They’re are also great for covering gaps and cracks as well as giving a more symmetrical appearance to your teeth.
Although porcelain veneers are one of the most popular types of veneers, they’re not the only option.
Below are the different types of veneers you can choose from.
Porcelain veneers are the most expensive option but also provide the most benefits. Porcelain veneers are long-lasting, resistant to staining and can be used to cover up severe cracks, gaps and staining.
A significant amount of preparation is usually required with porcelain veneers. As well as taking a mould of the patient’s teeth, dentists must also clean, polish and re-shape the existing teeth to prepare them for the new veneers.
Porcelain veneers are attached to the front of your real teeth using a special type of cement. What makes porcelain veneers so popular is their ability to completely transform the look of your teeth and also the ability to maintain a perfect smile thanks to porcelain’s stain resistant properties. Although a significant investment is required to get porcelain veneers, many people are more than happy with the results to justify the expense.
Composite veneers are a cheaper alternative to porcelain veneers. Made from composite resin, they are a great way to correct small gaps and other imperfections. Composite veneers are also much easier to fit when compared to porcelain. Treatment can often be completed in one visit since there isn’t the same need for re-shaping and preparation that comes with porcelain veneers.
The downside to composite veneers is that they do not have quite the same finish as porcelain veneers and are also more susceptible to discoloration and staining. That being said – providing your dental hygiene is good, you should be able to maintain them for a long time.
The third option is instant veneers. Instant veneers provide some of the benefits of porcelain veneers but without the expense. The main difference with instant veneers is that they’re pre-made rather than being custom-made in the lab. This means you avoid the lab fees that come with getting porcelain veneers.
Instant veneers aren’t as long-lasting and don’t have the same stain-resistant properties as porcelain veneers but they are an excellent compromise if porcelain veneers are out of your price range.