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Many people are self-conscious about their smiles due to chips, gaps, or stains. Thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry, there are a number of options that can help permanently improve the appearance of your smile and restore your confidence. Veneers are a popular option for those who are looking to improve their smile. While many people associate veneers with porcelain, composite resin veneers are important to consider as well. If you are thinking about veneers, it is important to discuss your options with an experienced dental professional. Contact Dental Associates of Basking Ridge today to learn more.
What are Composite Veneers?
Composite resin veneers are a great way to permanently improve your smile at a less expensive cost than porcelain veneers. Composite veneers are made of a strong plastic that matches the shape and color of your teeth and can be manufactured in a lab. Before the procedure of placing the composite veneers can begin, you will have to have an appointment where impressions of your teeth are taken to be sent to the lab. Additionally, at this initial appointment, a small amount of enamel is removed from the front of your teeth to prepare for the placement of veneers. Once the veneers arrive from the lab, your dentist will bond them to your teeth, leaving you with a perfect smile.
Benefits of Composite Resin
Many people choose composite resin veneers over porcelain veneers because while they are still permanent, they are less expensive and may require less preparation. Composite resin veneers can cover any chips, gaps, fractures, or tooth decay and help with discoloration. Additionally, if a composite resin veneer breaks, it is easier to repair than porcelain. It is important to be aware that all veneers are permanent and cannot be reversed due to the removal of enamel. After several years, they will have to be replaced so it is important to keep up with good oral hygiene to help them last as long as possible.
Contact Dental Associates of Basking Ridge
If you are looking for ways to improve your smile at an affordable cost, composite resin veneers may be for you. An experienced dental professional can help you explore which options would be best for your teeth and ultimately, help you achieve the smile you want. Since 1947, Dental Associates of Basking Ridge has proudly served clients throughout Somerset County, New Jersey. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced staff members.