Dental veneers are custom-made shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to conceal flaws and imperfections. They are used to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, broken, or misaligned.
Veneers can also be used to improve the appearance of a misshapen tooth. If the patient is unhappy with the look of their smile, the dentist crafts veneers that can enhance the smile and perform a makeover.
Dental laminates are dental prosthetics that are designed to cover the front of the teeth. These are often made of porcelain, and they can be fabricated to look natural. If your teeth have imperfections, such as chips or cracks, dental laminates can be used to restore the smile.
When Are Dental Veneers or Laminates Used?
Dental veneers and laminates are sometimes used as alternatives to orthodontic treatments. The patient can choose a treatment that best suits their comfort.
The decision to use veneers or laminates should be made with the dentist after a comprehensive dental examination.
Veneers and laminates can be used to:
- Close gaps between teeth
- Cover dark stains or discolorations
- Improve the appearance of crooked teeth
- Cover worn enamel (which can be caused by teeth grinding)
- Correct minor misalignment issues
- Repair small chips and cracks
How Are Dental Veneers and Dental Laminates Applied?
The processes of applying dental veneers and dental laminates are very similar to each other. We will first prepare your teeth to receive the veneers or laminates. This involves removing a thin layer of enamel, which allows us to affix the veneer to your tooth. We will then take a mold of your teeth, which we will use to create your custom dental veneers or laminates. Once your dental veneers or laminates are ready, we will attach them to your teeth using a special resin.
Peoria Family Dentistry, located in Peoria, AZ, has the best dentists equipped with the latest amenities that enable them to provide the best dental care. Call us at (623) 552-4665 and schedule an appointment with our dentist.