A dentist Meath can explain the different types of veneers

Tuesday, 18th July, 2023

Dentist Meath

If you are looking to enhance your smile and achieve a photograph-worthy set of teeth, veneers can be an excellent solution. Veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, improving their appearance and giving you a radiant smile. Two popular types of veneers are composite resin veneers and porcelain veneers and our dentist Meath offers both of these at Navan Dental to create stunning smiles.

What are veneers?

Composite resin veneers are a type of veneer that is made from a tooth-coloured composite resin material, designed to look natural and attractive. The process of applying composite resin veneers involves directly applying and shaping the resin onto the teeth and only requires one appointment. Our dentist Meath will carefully match the colour of the resin to your natural teeth to ensure that there is a seamless and natural-looking result. The resin is then hardened using a special light. Once it has hardened, we can then make any necessary adjustments to achieve the desired shape and appearance.

Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are crafted from thin shells of porcelain that are custom-made to fit your teeth and are placed on the fronts of them like a false fingernail. This involves just two visits to our dental practice. During the first visit, we will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel to create space for the veneers. We will also take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental laboratory. Skilled ceramists will then manufacture the porcelain veneers to match your desired shape, size, and colour. Once the veneers are ready, you will return to Navan Dental for the second visit, during which our dentist Meath will bond the veneers to your teeth using a strong dental adhesive.

What are the advantages of veneers?

Both composite resin veneers and porcelain veneers offer several advantages when it comes to improving the appearance of your smile. Firstly, they can effectively correct a variety of dental imperfections, including chipped, cracked, or discoloured teeth. However, the benefits don't end there. They can also be used to close gaps between your teeth and they can also be used to alter the shape and size of your teeth, giving you a more symmetrical smile.

One particular advantage of composite resin veneers is that they require minimal alteration of the natural tooth structure. The procedure is typically less invasive compared to porcelain veneers, as only a small amount of enamel needs to be removed.

However, with porcelain veneers, they are more durable and resistant to staining compared to composite resin veneers. Porcelain is a highly resilient material that can withstand normal biting and chewing forces, providing long-lasting results. Additionally, porcelain closely mimics the appearance of natural teeth, reflecting light in a similar way and creating a remarkably realistic and aesthetically pleasing smile. Both types of veneers are easy to take care of by simply brushing twice a day, flossing and coming to see us for routine dental check-ups. If you do this, your composite resin veneers could last around 10 years, and your porcelain veneers may even last you a lifetime!

At Navan Dental, we are dedicated to helping patients achieve their dream smiles, and we offer both composite resin veneers and porcelain veneers as part of our comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry services. To find out more, you can book in for an initial consultation with our team. By thoroughly assessing your individual needs and goals, our dentist can determine which type of veneer is most suitable for you, answering any questions you have, so you can make an informed decision about your treatment plan. If you are considering veneers to improve your smile, Navan Dental is here for you. We offer both types of veneers to help you achieve a stunning and confident smile that you can proudly display to the world.

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