Veneers can improve the appearance and strength of your front teeth, giving you a straight, white, beautiful smile. Made from either porcelain or ceramic, dental veneers help correct badly shaped or discolored teeth and can be indistinguishable from your natural surrounding teeth.
Veneers can correct simple aesthetic issues, like the length or coloring of a tooth, instantly making your smile more uniform and aesthetically-pleasing.
Veneers don’t just look great- they serve a functional purpose of strengthening weakened teeth and supporting the natural material of a tooth.
Our office is capable of creating no prep veneers using digital scanning technology. These veneers come with the advantage of matching up to your existing tooth and don’t require the removal of any enamel.
A composite veneer is made of an advanced composite resin material that is flexible and adjustable. The composite resin material is easy to shape, reshape and repair as needed. This type of veneer also has the benefit of being able to be completed in just one office visit, since we can custom mill the veneer using special CEREC equipment in our office and apply the composite directly to the affected teeth without waiting for anything to be manufactured in an outside dental lab.
Composite resin veneers are slightly less stain-resistant than porcelain and require more maintenance to keep their appearance, but also typically have a lower price tag. You can expect composite veneers to last for years as well, although they do have a shorter lifetime than porcelain veneers.
Both kinds of veneers are high-quality, and which one will work best for you is an individual matter. Talk with Dr. McCormick to find out more about whether veneers may be right for your dental needs.
Dental veneers are an aesthetic and restorative treatment we use to improve the beauty and strength of a patient’s teeth. Veneers offer us the opportunity to correct issues like misshapen, crooked, badly stained or discolored teeth. They are applied to front teeth, covering them and wrapping over the top edge for strength and stability.
In our office, we use two types of veneers: porcelain and composite. Which one is best for you depends on your individual dental needs, and Dr. McCormick will discuss the reasons he recommends one or the other for you.
Porcelain veneers are made from a glass-like ceramic material, which is thin and inflexible, yet very strong. It provides a look that closely matches your natural tooth color & translucency and is stain-resistant to maintain its beauty over time. There are different types of porcelain veneers available, depending on your dental needs.
When applying veneers and other dental restorations, such as crowns, we have to remove a small amount of tooth enamel or tooth str