We use dental veneers for gaps between teeth, as well as teeth that are chipped, discolored, misshapen, or crooked at our Lisbon dental office.
Crooked Teeth | Dental Veneers | Lisbon, Maine
Dental Veneers for Uneven, Discolored, or Crooked Teeth
If you have uneven, chipped, or discolored teeth, you could benefit from dental veneers—a thin covering placed over the front of the tooth. Dental veneers are made either of a composite resin material or porcelain and help mimic the appearance of natural teeth.
Veneers can also help give the appearance of a straighter smile for patients with:
- Gaps between their teeth
- Teeth that are pointy or jagged
- Undersized teeth
If the issue is with one irregular tooth patients may only need one veneer to correct the problem. However, patients with multiple discolored or uneven teeth may want to opt for multiple veneers to achieve their desired smile.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Resin Composite Veneers: Which is Right for Me?
If you are looking for a veneer that is long-lasting, strong, and stain-resistant, you should choose porcelain veneers. In order to create a porcelain veneer for your tooth, your dentist will first remove a small amount of enamel. Next, an impression of your tooth will be taken, then sent to a lab for a custom-made veneer to be created. One of our dentists will fabricate and place a temporary veneer until the permanent one is ready. Finally, when the permanent veneer is back from the lab, you’ll come back to the office to have it fitted, shaped, and bonded to your tooth.
Unlike porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers require only one dental visit and cost less. Made from a filling material, composite veneers are not as strong or long-lasting as porcelain. However, they can be repaired with relative ease. First, your dentist will prepare the tooth for your new composite resin veneer, reshaping it if necessary. Next, the veneer will be color-matched to your other teeth to give it a natural look. Finally, your dentist will sculpt the material and use a special light to harden the veneer, bonding it to your teeth.
We will work with you at our office to help you decide which veneer is right for you, porcelain or resin composite.