Finding out that you want a certain part of your smile changed is one thing. Knowing exactly how to achieve the desired result is another matter. The accessibility of so many care services is beneficial in one way. The plethora of therapies can also be overwhelming, in another way. Here we break down some of the main factors that need to be considered before selecting veneer care.
The Value Of Veneers
Dental veneers have been proven to be an extremely valuable treatment option due to the wide variety of imperfections that can be disguised with high-quality porcelain. A large number of patients had been treated with composite resin veneers prior to porcelain veneers. The overall size and form of such a veneer may be refined, but there is little that can be done regarding the hardness of composite vs. porcelain. Looking at the teeth the edges are either see-thru or translucent. If the veneers are mounted this does not change.
Porcelain Veneers: Prep Or No-Prep?
Patients think it is safer because no-prep veneer care is conservative. Yeah, no-prep veneers do away with the need for tooth decrease. These veneers are thinner than .3 mm, as thin as a lens of contact. What an ultra-thin veneer can’t do is absolutely mask the irregularities it’s supposed to conceal.
Traditional veneers, as small as a fingernail, are 0.3 to 0.5 mm. This is far too dense to put directly above the enamel. Doing so would produce too much bulk, and the veneer would stand out from the unattractive gums. Our practice aims to treat patients with this traditional veneer procedure with the goal of achieving the most desirable, long-lasting outcome.
Schedule Your Consultation At Smile Esthetics Scottsdale
If your smile suffers from flaws that can be corrected with porcelain veneers, Contact Smile Esthetics Scottsdale today at (480) 867-1727.