If you aren’t familiar with veneers, let alone different types of veneers, here is a short explanation to get you started. Veneers are unlike dental crowns because they do not cover your entire tooth but only cover the front surface. A dental crown can be compared to a shoe that covers the whole foot and a dental veneer is like a flip flop.
Now that we’ve talked about what exactly a dental veneer is, let’s talk about the different types of veneers
Traditional Porcelain Veneers – These are a great method for fixing crooked, chipped or cracked teeth. They are more conservative than dental crowns and can give the patient exactly what they are looking for—a beautiful smile. A thin layer of tooth structure called enamel will be removed to make room for the veneer, but once the veneers have been placed, you’ll never know the difference.
Prepless Veneers– This is the most conservative type of veneer; it doesn’t require any removal of the tooth. That means no shot! Be sure to ask if you are a candidate for this modern technique.
When making these kinds of decisions, it is a good idea to talk to your cosmetic dentist because they will have many ideas that you may never have thought of that might be just what you’re looking for, so call today and make an appointment to learn more.