What do I Need to Know About Veneers?

Many people are concerned about the appearance of their teeth. Though of course, good oral hygiene is important to many people, let’s face it–the way your teeth look is equally important. If you are someone with chipped, discolored, or poorly shaped teeth, there is a very good chance you are now looking into getting veneers. However, while veneers are a fantastic option for many, there is a lot you need to know before making your decision.

There are two primary types of veneers: composite and porcelain. Both have their pros and cons, which we will get into very shortly. For years, our team has helped individuals attain the smile they’ve always wanted, and we are ready to do the same for you. Please read on to learn more about which type of veneer you believe is best for your situation, and then reach out to our experienced dental team to see how we can help.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are made of a durable plastic that will match the shape and color of your teeth, and are manufactured in a lab after we take impressions of your teeth. The primary benefit of composite veneers is that they are generally less costly than porcelain veneers. Additionally, though they are permanent, they require less preparation than porcelain veneers and can cover any chips, gaps, or tooth decay, making them a favorite amongst many of our patients. What’s more, when a composite veneer breaks, it is generally easier and faster to repair than porcelain veneers.

On the other hand, composite veneers rarely last as long as porcelain veneers, and they are also far more prone to discoloration, so you must continue using excellent oral hygiene once you get your composite veneers.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers, though usually the more expensive option, are more durable than composite veneers, sometimes lasting up to 20 years! Additionally, porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and require very little anesthesia to install. Though both veneers are truly great options for those who want to fix cosmetic issues, or even avoid getting braces or crowns, you must consider which is best for your particular situation. Do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced dental team to learn more about veneers and how we can use them to give you the smile of your dreams.

Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

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