Porcelain veneers can be an ideal treatment for straightening, lengthening, closing gaps, whitening teeth, and alleviating the appearance of crowding with stunning results. Blue Sky Smiles’ Saginaw dental office has been reversing years of stains caused by foods, caffeine, tobacco and aging in a few short visits.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers have the ability to reflect the light, shape, and texture of a natural tooth and their thin, custom-made design is fabricated for a precision fit over your existing teeth.
On its own, a veneer is fragile, but when properly bonded to the tooth it can be as strong as enamel and provide an attractive, polished restoration for 10 to 15 years. And because veneers are so thin, it is likely that only a small amount of natural tooth will need to be removed to make room for the restoration. The amount depends, of course, on factors that include tooth position, your bite, and how your teeth are positioned in your mouth. Call your Saginaw dentist at Blue Sky Smiles today.
Porcelain Veneers F.A.Q.s
1. What is the difference between a crown and a veneer?
For a crown, the tooth is reduced 360 degrees, all the way around and from the top. A veneer is reduced only from the side facing the lips or cheek. Crowns can also be porcelain or gold, while veneers are porcelain to better blend in with surrounding teeth.
2. What is the difference between a Lumineer® and a veneer?
For veneers, teeth are reduced from the cheek or lip side by about ½ to 1 millimeter(mm). You need to be numbed for veneers, and temporaries are placed. For Lumineers®, teeth have little or no preparation. No temporaries are placed and numbing is usually not required. Lumineers® are more conservative in nature.
If you have any questions about porcelain veneers, or would like to schedule a consultation with your Saginaw dentist, Dr. Robinson at Blue Sky Smiles, please contact us today at (817) 953-2572.