Veneers are one of the conservative approaches that the dentists at Tran Dental use to dramatically improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth. Dental veneers are extremely thin shells made from a composite of resin materials or porcelain. These shells are custom-designed to cover the visible surface of the patient’s teeth. Dental veneers are bonded to the teeth and are used to change their color, size, shape or length; thus, improving their appearance.
Dental Veneers – Porcelain or a Resin Composite; What is the Difference?
When compared to resin veneers, porcelain veneers are more stain-resistant. In addition, a porcelain veneer has light-reflecting properties, which allows it to mimic the natural tooth more closely than its resin counterpart can.
What Are the Issues that Dental Veneers Can Address?
Dental veneers address a variety of issues related to the appearance of the teeth.
Veneers are frequently used to correct discoloration due to:
- Excessive fluoride intake.
- A root canal treatment.
- Medications (e.g., tetracycline).
- Resin fillings.
Veneers are also used to address:
- Broken or chipped teeth.
- Gapped teeth.
- Worn-down or short teeth.
- Misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth.
- Slightly uneven teeth.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Veneers offer longevity, providing patients with a natural-looking smile that can last up to 15 years.
Other benefits of veneers:
- Conceals variations in the teeth that the patient may find bothersome.
- Provides patients with a stain-resistant smile (especially when porcelain veneers are used).
- Can be used to cover dark teeth, transforming the patient’s smile so that it is white and bright.
Caring for Dental Veneers
Veneers require no special care; patients just need to continue practicing good oral hygiene. A good oral hygiene regimen includes brushing in two-minute intervals at least twice a day (preferably upon rising and before going to bed), flossing, and using an antiseptic mouthwash at least once a day.
If you have teeth that are chipped, stained, or slightly crooked, dental veneers may be the answer to the beautiful smile you have always wanted. To learn more about the options available to you in San Antonio, Texas, contact Tran Dental today and schedule an appointment.
If you would like to request an appointment using our online form, please click here or, if you prefer, you can call the office at 210-674-3700 to make your appointment. Tran Dental is located at 6918 West Military Drive in San Antonio, Texas.