There are many different types of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are far from generic – they are customized to suit every patient’s individual needs. There are also several types of veneers available to suit your level of comfort with cosmetic dentistry procedures when it comes to how long you’ll be sitting in the dentist’s chair and how much you’ll be paying.
Common Types of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are available from a number of different manufacturers and are made of various compositions of materials. Your Manhattan dentist of choice typically has their favorite brands to work with because they consider the materials superior and appropriate for their veneer patients. Knowing what kind of porcelain veneer options are available before you meet with your cosmetic dentist, however, can help you have an informed discussion about the option that is best for your new smile.
Here are just some of the porcelain veneer possibilities that you may discuss with your Midtown cosmetic dentist:
- Porcelain Veneers: The most popular type of veneer, porcelain veneers are long-lasting, durable, and attractive. The strength and aesthetics of porcelain veneers make them one of the most desirable cosmetic dentistry options. The veneers are carefully created and molded to suit each patient’s individual needs and complement their appearance with a natural-looking translucency, color, and shape so that they look like natural teeth.
- Lumineers: When you want an amazing-looking smile that offers the same benefits as porcelain veneers but you are hoping for a less-invasive procedure, ask your Midtown dentist about Lumineers. Even thinner than porcelain veneers, Lumineers have a contact-lens thickness that is just as strong if not stronger than veneers. They are long-lasting, resistant to stains, and the teeth do not have to be extensively prepped for the bonding of the Lumineers.
- Resin Veneers: Very similar to porcelain veneers, resin veneers are a close alternative to porcelain veneers. Made using a composite resin, much like the material used for tooth-colored fillings, resin veneers fit into some patients’ budgets and time frame more comfortably.
- Chairside Veneers: Also known as “veneers in a day,” chairside veneers are crafted in your dentist’s office while you wait. Much like bonding, chairside veneers are able to transform a person’s smile almost instantly.
Choose the Right Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist for Your Porcelain Veneers
The creation and application of porcelain veneers is intricate work, and you want to select a Manhattan cosmetic dentist who has a great deal of experience and expertise in the sculpting and application of veneers. It takes great precision, practice, and knowledge to apply porcelain veneers so that they accurately and comfortably fit over a person’s natural teeth for total comfort and a natural look.
An important part of the porcelain veneer procedure is prepping the natural teeth for the bonding of the veneers, which often requires the removal of a very thin layer of enamel. This element of the porcelain veneer cosmetic dentistry treatment also requires a practiced, meticulous hand so the veneers look just right when put in place.
Learn more about the type of porcelain veneers that are right for your smile. Make your appointment with Manhattan cosmetic dentists Dr. Sandip Sachar or Dr. Kathering Wong for your cosmetic dentistry consultation.