Dentists can use dental veneers as a new development in modern cosmetic dentistry. Before the advent of dental crowns veneers, cosmetic dentists utilized crowns for altering the form and color of teeth.
Crowns made of dental material can be used to alter the shape and appearance of the tooth to fill in a gap, lengthen a tooth, or even fix minor orthodontic problems. The drawback of crowns is that a significant portion of the structure of the tooth is taken away to make space to accommodate the crown.
The introduction of the dental veneer provided numerous advantages to cosmetic dental patients, the principal one being that veneers are able to be used for cosmetic purposes similarly as crowns but with a lesser loss of the tooth's natural structure.
What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are extremely thin, custom-made, custom-designed shells of tooth-colored substances that are used to cover the front of the teeth. They can be constructed from porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers can resist staining better than resin veneers, and appear more natural because they reflect light like the natural enamel teeth.
Resin veneers offer the benefit of being less bulky and require lesser removal from the surface of the tooth. It is recommended to consult your cosmetic dentist about the best option of veneer for your needs.
Although veneers have the same power to alter a tooth's shape and color as crowns on a tooth, they are considered to be a more conservative option. Similar to porcelain dental crowns the use of porcelain in the creation of the veneer creates it stain-resistant. The appearance of porcelain veneers is very natural, and when placed on one tooth, the porcelain veneers match the color to adjacent teeth, giving the appearance of a natural and blended appearance.