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Different Types of Teeth Covering
Different Types of Teeth Covering

A lot of people are uncomfortable with the way their smiles look, and it can be a huge confidence killer. Genetics, poor dental care habits, living an unhealthy lifestyle, and other factors impact the way your teeth look. If you have discolored, chipped, or damaged teeth that make you feel embarrassed, it’s time to find a solution.

One of the most popular dental procedures for dental imperfections is the application of veneers. Using veneers, dentists can restore your smile to look healthy and beautiful. 

What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells made to cover the front surface of damaged, discolored, or chipped teeth. They are customized to match your natural teeth in color, size, shape, and length. Veneers allow you to enjoy beautiful and healthy looking smiles without the need of full tooth replacements, dentures, or implants. Veneers are made to look as similar to your natural teeth as possible. The goal is to make all your teeth look uniform so that your smile appears natural as well as aesthetically pleasing.

There are different types of veneers, but the two most widely used ones are made of composite or porcelain materials. The type of teeth covering or veneer your dentist will recommend will depend on your unique situation, preference, and budget.

Composite Veneers

Veneers are custom-made to address your unique cosmetic needs. One of the benefits of composite veneers is that they are polished to look very similar to natural teeth. Once installed, it will be difficult to tell them apart from your teeth, giving you a natural and beautiful smile. Composite veneers are also cheaper and can last you many years. However, composite veneers are more prone to chipping and staining, which means they require more care and attention. Fortunately, composite veneers are bonded which makes them easier to replace after wear and tear.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are also known as traditional veneers and have been improving smiles since the 1930s. Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are bonded with your teeth. They can last more than a decade with proper care. Porcelain veneers require a couple of appointments, however, because the dentist needs to get an impression of your teeth and order the porcelain veneers to be custom made. Porcelain veneers are tougher than composite veneers and are more resistant to staining and chips.

Veneers in Merced, California

At El Portal Dental Group, we offer the latest in cosmetic dental treatments, including veneers. Our other specialties include general dentistry, dental implants, and orthodontics. What sets us apart from other dental clinics is the personalized treatment we give each of our patients. We are a family clinic and look forward to serving your entire family’s dental care needs.

When walking out of our hygienic, relaxing, and comfortable dental clinic, you will leave with a bright, beautiful, and healthy smile. 

To make an appointment with one of the experienced and caring dentists at El Portal Dental Group, please call (209) 385-1479 or request an appointment now. Our friendly staff looks forward to serving you!