Dental veneers are especially useful in correcting chips, cracks, stains, and gaps in the front teeth. Our reliable dentist near you will evaluate your oral cavity to assess if you’re an ideal candidate for composite resin or porcelain veneers.
Any flaws in the front teeth can impact your smile and take away from your appearance. Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-fabricated shells that are used to rectify imperfections.
Dental veneers in Laguna Beach, CA can be made of porcelain or composite resin materials, and they are fastened onto the front surface of your tooth.
Here’s a closer look at the pros and cons of each option:
Getting composite resin veneers is a quick in-office procedure as these can be bonded onto your tooth in just a single appointment. On the other hand, porcelain veneers need to be fabricated in a dental lab and may require two appointments at Advanced Dental Concepts, depending on the number of teeth to be corrected.
Porcelain veneers catch and reflect light in a way that mimics natural teeth. While composite resin can also match your dentition, porcelain veneers are unmatched when it comes to appearance. They are ideal for upper or lower front teeth that cannot be whitened with standard treatment.
Porcelain veneers cost more than composite resin veneers initially, and they also require skillful expertise for correct placement. However, although composite resin veneers near you are cheaper, they may need frequent repair and adjustments.
With regular care, porcelain veneers can last anywhere between 10 to 15 years, while resin ones last between 4 and 8 years. Porcelain veneers at Advanced Dental Concepts are much more chip-resistant than composite resin. If porcelain veneers chip or crack, they need to be replaced; they cannot be repaired. However, Dr. Dana Nichols can repair composite resin veneers.
Preparing your teeth for veneers often requires slight adjustment of the enamel to allow the veneers to be contoured and shaped precisely. In most cases, this very minimal and in some circumstances, little to no refinement of the enamel is required. In all cases, Dr. Dana Nichols will choose the most conservative option to achieve your desired cosmetic outcome.
Please contact Dr. Dana Nichols for attractive cosmetic smile makeover options.