Patients who experience dissatisfaction with their smile due to multiple minor factors often wonder what the best way to address those concerns is. Dental Veneers are a great solution for those who experience teeth that are misshapen, chipped, misaligned, or have gaps that affect their appearance. Dentistry of Miami helps some patients address those concerns by the application of veneers, thin sheets of ceramic, to their natural teeth. These ceramic shells help to boost appearance without requiring major dental repairs.

What Cosmetic Concerns Can Be Addressed With Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are primarily a solution for minor cosmetic concerns, including chipped teeth, teeth that have become discolored, or those that have gaps or uneven spaces between the front incisors. There are two materials used to create dental veneers, each of which bears a striking resemblance to natural dental enamel. These materials are composite resin and porcelain, and both are available at the Dentistry of Miami offices. Each type of veneer comes with its own benefits and drawbacks.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain is a ceramic material that closely resembles natural enamel in appearance. This material is resistant to staining, requires the removal of less dental enamel from the surface of the tooth than crowns, and are durable enough to provide a long functional lifespan to the aesthetic treatment. The process of receiving porcelain veneers is often longer than for composite, requiring multiple visits to get the final placement completed.

Image showing placement of Veneers on a tooth

Composite Resin Veneers

Composite Resin Veneers are composed of a special material that is a combination of plastic and glass to create a tooth-like appearance. Composite Resign has the benefit of requiring even less material to be removed than porcelain veneers, and are available at a lower price-point. They’re easier to repair than porcelain veneers as well, though they do tend to require repair more frequently. They also stain easier than porcelain, so more care has to be taken regarding food and vice choices. Additionally, these veneers can be applied in a single visit, unlike Porcelain veneers.

What’s Involved In Getting Veneers?

The process of preparing a patient for getting veneers is very similar for both forms. It starts with a full dental cleaning and assessment of the patient’s dental health. Once this step has cleared, the dentist will begin by removing necessary material from the teeth that are slated to receive the veneers. The next steps are dependent on the type of veneer to be received. A mold will be taken of the target teeth for porcelain veneers, which will be sent off to a lab and a temporary veneer put in place. Composite Resin veneers will begin being placed immediately, layer by layer. Each layer will be individually hardened with a special light until the desired shape and thickness are achieved.

Dr. Eduardo Solorzano and Dr. Randy L Furshman are proud to provide cosmetic dental services to the people Miami Florida out of their Dentistry of Miami offices. Located at 7800 SW 87th Ave Suite A-140, they’ve been serving their dental family for years, and are always accepting new patients. Don’t let minor imperfections keep you from the smile you’ve always wanted, call 305-922-6268 to schedule an appointment today!