If your teeth have chips, cracks, or look dingy, then you may think you just need to live with these flaws because you can’t afford to repair them. However, that isn’t the case at all. Our dentists can affordably improve the appearance of your teeth with dental veneers.
Veneers are thin pieces of material, usually porcelain, that our dentists will order if you decide to get them to improve the appearance of your teeth. They fit over the fronts of teeth, and our dentists’ bond them to your teeth with dental cement.
Veneers that contain composite resin are also available if you’re on a tight budget, but it stains much easier than porcelain. Also, light reflects off porcelain in the same manner as enamel, so the veneers like more like natural teeth than the composite material.
However, its composite resin is a good alternative solution if you want something less costly than porcelain.
Veneers will hide the cosmetic flaws in your teeth, such as surface cracks, chips, gaps, or permanent stains from medications or injuries. Also, dentists can use veneers to “resize” teeth. If your teeth appear out of portion to the size of your head, then our dentists can order them slightly bigger to make your teeth look larger.
Our dental experts order the correct size veneers by taking a digital impression of your teeth and then send the information to the laboratory that manufactures them. After you return to the dentist to fit the veneers, the dentist will trim or file your teeth for a natural, attractive appearance.
They will also ensure the veneers fit over your teeth as perfectly as possible so that they look like your natural teeth. Once they have the right look, the veneers are cemented to your teeth. If you’re tired of seeing the flaws on your teeth or you just want them to look better, see our dentists at Gentle Dental Care in Lansing, MI about getting veneers.