Dental Veneers

We use dental veneers for gaps between teeth, as well as teeth that are chipped, discolored, misshapen, or crooked at our Lisbon dental office.

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Dental Veneers for Uneven, Discolored, or Crooked Teeth

Dental veneers help give teeth a uniform, even appearance.

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.

Dental Veneers vs. Tooth Implants/Crowns

In addition to dental veneers, other options for people who want to perfect their smile include tooth implants and crowns. Wondering what the difference is between dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures like dental crowns or tooth implants? The biggest difference is that a dental veneer just covers the front part of the tooth. Dental implants and crowns cover the entire tooth. If your primary concern with your tooth is cosmetic, and it’s in good condition, you should probably choose a veneer. However, if your tooth is worn, damaged, or cracked, you may want to consider a dental implant or crown. If you still aren’t sure which is right for you, don’t worry, our team of skilled dental professionals can help you decide.

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