A veneer is a small plastic or porcelain material bonded to the exterior of a tooth to fix imperfections. Veneers can help improve the look of discolored or damaged, misshapen or misaligned teeth. If you are interested in improving the look, feel, and health of a flawed tooth, veneers can be a good treatment option for you.
We take impressions of your mouth to ensure your veneers will fit your teeth perfectly. We can create porcelain veneers to be thin to preserve as much of your real tooth as possible. If you have more noticeable damages, stained or discolored teeth, we may use a thicker veneer to better mask it. Porcelain veneers are a discreet option to hide flaws since porcelain naturally matches the look of your natural teeth and blend in well.
Composite Veneers (Bonding)
Composite veneers or bonding can be used to place layers of composite resin material on a flawed tooth. While composite veneers generally cost less than porcelain veneers, they may need to be changed or replaced more often.
Comparison of Porcelain and Composite Veneers
Several visits if custom shade is needed
Can last up to 10-15 years, if well maintained
Color is stronger
More aesthetic and resembles enamel better
Less time to create
Can last up to 4-8 years, if well maintained
More susceptible to discoloration
More susceptible to cracking
Care of Veneers and Bonding
Try not to bite into hard foods like carrots or uncut apples with your veneers
Don't open bags or other objects with your veneers
Brush and floss - your teeth can still get cavities
Don't chew your fingernails
If we suggest an occlusal splint or night guard, wear it regularly
Schedule routine recare appointments
Call us today at (831) 724-6000 to see if veneers are a good treatment option for you.
In need of immediate care?
We provide emergency phone consultation services after working hours and on weekends. Call us at our office (831) 724-6000