When you notice the seemingly perfect smile of a celebrity or public figure, it’s often a great set of veneers you’re admiring. Dental veneers are thin “shells” that fit directly over the surface of your natural front teeth.
Veneers can correct numerous aesthetic or dental health issues at the same time. Some of the reasons people choose veneers is to address:
The ability to transform your smile with just one treatment makes dental veneers a great investment.
There are options when it comes to getting a set of dental veneers. Dr. Nourian begins by assessing the appearance and health of your teeth before guiding you toward the option that best fits your needs and goals. Your options include:
These dental veneers are a tooth-colored resin. Dr. Nourian applies them directly to the surface of your teeth during one in-office visit. Dr. Nourian can sculpt and shape the veneers to create the desired final result.
More durable and expensive than composite veneers, a dental lab crafts porcelain veneers and customizes them to fit precisely over the surface of your teeth. Dr. Nourian removes a small amount of natural tooth tissue to make room for the veneers, which are incredibly durable and stain-resistant once in place.
There are pros and cons associated with each veneer option, such as how porcelain veneers cost more than composite veneers per tooth, which is why Dr. Nourian takes the time to give you all the details needed to make an informed decision about your care.
Dental veneers are a lasting cosmetic treatment, but both composite and porcelain veneers eventually need repair or replacement. Composite veneers can chip or break over time and may need replacing after 5-7 years.
Porcelain veneers can last 15 years or more with proper care, but you eventually need a new set. Because the process of getting dental veneers requires altering your natural tooth tissue, it is a permanent treatment because you always need veneers to protect your teeth.
To learn more, call Ron Nourian, DDS, to find a time that fits your schedule. Online scheduling is also available and takes just moments to complete.