Veneers are thin, custom-made shells typically crafted from porcelain or composite resin bonded to the teeth' front surface to enhance their appearance. Commonly used for cosmetic purposes, veneers can transform the color, shape, size, or length of teeth, masking imperfections such as discoloration, chips, or gaps. At Picacho Family Dental Implant Center of Yuma, the application of veneers involves minimal tooth reduction, making it a popular option for achieving a natural and aesthetically pleasing smile while providing durability and resistance to stains.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells made from durable and stain-resistant dental porcelain. These veneers in Yuma, AZ, are custom-designed to match the color, shape, and size of the patient's natural teeth. The application process involves removing a small amount of enamel from the tooth's front surface to accommodate the veneer. Porcelain veneers are known for their lifelike appearance, durability, and resistance to staining, making them a popular choice for long-term cosmetic enhancement.
Composite veneers are made from a tooth-colored resin material applied directly to the tooth's surface. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers can often be applied in a single dental visit, as they are sculpted and bonded directly onto the teeth. This process is generally less invasive than the preparation required for porcelain veneers. However, composite veneers may be more prone to staining over time than their porcelain counterparts. They are suitable for minor cosmetic improvements and can be more cost-effective.
Our dentist in Yuma, AZ, will first examine your mouth to determine if veneers are the best option. They will take an impression of your teeth and send it to the lab where your custom veneers are made. Once ready, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to make room for the veneers. Then, they will bond them to the front of your teeth using a special cement.
Taking care of your veneers is essential to keep them looking their best. You should brush, floss regularly, and see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. You should also avoid biting your nails or using your teeth to open packages or chew on hard objects. Wear a mouthguard to protect your veneers if you grind your teeth at night.
Veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile by concealing imperfections such as stains, cracks, chips, gaps, misalignments, and more. To learn more about veneers, visit Picacho Family Dental Implant Center of Yuma at 3325 S Ave 8 E Suite 4, Yuma, AZ 85365, or call (928) 344-3177.