Dental Veneers, Teeth Veneers, Porcelain Veneers, what’s the difference? What can they do for you?
Spoiler: Dental Veneers and Teeth Veneers are the same things with different titles! Meanwhile, Porcelain Veneers are a subcategory of Dental Veneers.
What Are Dental and Teeth Veneers?
You can think of dental veneers as like fake nails for your teeth. A dental veneer is a thin prosthetic appliance that goes over a tooth to restore or cosmetically enhance it. Unlike nails, however, teeth veneers are permanent.
Porcelain is the material most commonly used to make veneers, but at Dentistry For Madison, we provide a variety of material and treatment options to ensure that everyone who needs veneers has the opportunity to receive them.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain is a kind of ceramic that is ideal for tooth restorations. Porcelain veneers are made out of thin shells of porcelain.
Porcelain is ideal for veneers because it has essentially the same look and texture as tooth enamel, particularly when it’s been glazed.
What Do Porcelain Veneers Treat?
Porcelain Veneers can treat just about any cosmetic dental issue-
- Cracked or chipped teeth. You will never know the tooth was less than perfect.
- Gaps or black triangles. Porcelain veneers can increase the size of your teeth to rid any unwanted open spaces.
- Discolored or stained teeth. If your teeth are too sensitive or stained for traditional teeth whitening, veneers can be placed on top of your teeth to whiten your smile.
- Crooked and misaligned teeth. Porcelain veneers can build up a tooth surface to hide a slightly crooked tooth and straighten out your smile.
- Worn down teeth. Wear and tear happens. Porcelain veneers can restore the base of your teeth to have a more full, healthy look.
If you have a concern you’d like our cosmetic dentists to review, call to ask for your complimentary cosmetic consultation.