Dental veneers are a permanent cosmetic dentistry treatment that can completely change the appearance of your smile. They are thin shells of ceramic or composite materials bonded to your teeth’ front surface. The shells resemble natural teeth, which gives you a beautiful, natural-looking smile without noticeable gaps or flaws. Dental veneers are used to cover up teeth that are discolored, crooked, or missing. They can be used on both upper and lower teeth for a complete look and to improve dental health by covering up potential decay areas. Dental experts at Bogota Dental Center can also use veneers to correct impacted wisdom teeth.
Depending on your needs and preferences, they come in various shapes and colors. Your dentist can choose a wide range of materials: porcelain, gold, or porcelain-fused composites (CFCs). The most common dental veneers are:
Composite veneers are made from several materials, including porcelain and resin. They are designed to recreate the look of natural teeth with their smooth surface and firm structure. They are also resistant to stains, decay, and other forms of damage. Composite veneers can be colored if necessary — but the color isn’t essential for most patients who use composite veneers as part of their treatment plan.
Dental porcelain veneers are one of the most popular for restoring missing teeth. They create a natural-looking smile that looks natural and ensures that your smile is beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. Dental porcelain veneers last longer than other types of dental work because they are made from 100% pure porcelain (similar to what you would see on a ceramic tile).
Lumineers are thin, transparent plastic films bonded to your teeth’ front surface. They can be excellent for various cosmetic enhancements, including brightening enamel, reshaping biting surfaces, and repairing broken or chipped teeth.
Lumineers are made from a material called PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate). This material resembles acrylics but is much more durable and will not chip or crack. It does not need to be buffed as acrylics, so it lasts longer in your mouth.
Lumineers are custom designed for your specific needs and look great with your existing smile. You can have them professionally applied by our dental professional at no additional cost!
Zirconia is a highly durable material that has become very popular as a replacement for traditional porcelain because it’s less likely to crack or chip than other materials, such as composite and ceramics, over time. Zirconia can also be sculpted into any shape you want (including invisible white fillings). It bonds well to tooth enamel, making the color beautiful and natural-looking. Zirconia veneers are available in a wide range of shades, so you can find one that matches your teeth perfectly. Because it is an all-ceramic restoration, zirconia veneers last much longer than composite and other porcelain restorations.
Dental veneers may be ideal if you want to change the shape of your smile but do not want to spend hours getting braces. The decision to have veneers is based on several factors. Dentists use different materials for different reasons. Depending on your budget and treatment goals, your dentist will choose the best material for you. Contact Bogota Dental Center to schedule your appointment with a dentist to learn more about dental veneers.