What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are made from either composite or porcelain. As a versatile dental procedure, dental veneers are used to repair worn out tooth enamel, change the shape, change the color, or close spaces.

Alternatives

At Robert Rosenfeld DDS, we use porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers have become the preferred choice for many procedures, but there are alternatives. Direct composite resin is one such alternative. Dental crowns can also be used in some cases. That being said, porcelain veneers are the most conservative porcelain restoration.

What’s the difference between porcelain veneers and direct composite veneers? Composite is basically just reinforced plastic. What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?

Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

  • Resistant to stains: Porcelain veneers are less likely to stain because their surface is completely glazed, making it harder for coffee stains to stick.
  • Less invasive: The procedure requires only a small amount of the tooth’s structure to be removed, making the process faster and more comfortable.
  • More durable: Veneers are thin, usually between 0.3-0.5 millimeters, but don’t let that fool you; porcelain veneers are durable. If taken care of, they can last many years.
  • Aesthetically pleasing: Porcelain better matches the natural color of teeth.

Whether you fill in a gap between two teeth or fix a chip, porcelain veneers are the perfect solution.

If you are interested in our Dental Veneer services, or any of the other services we offer, you can contact us here or call us at 858.755.1189.