Creating Stunning Smiles With Dental Veneers In Birmingham MI

by | Mar 4, 2024 | Dentist

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Many people are self-conscious or embarrassed by the appearance of their teeth when they smile. Fortunately, help is available through Dental Veneers. Many people have found that Dental Veneers in Birmingham MI are the solution for chipped, crack, or discolored teeth or abnormal gaps between teeth.

Dental veneers are thin layers of material placed over damaged or discolored teeth to improve their appearance. Dental Veneers in Birmingham MI are made from either composite material or porcelain/ceramic.

Composite :- Composite veneers are made directly (in the mouth) at the dentist’s office. In order to prepare the tooth or teeth, for veneers, a small amount of enamel must be shaved off the surface of the teeth. The amount removed is about half a millimeter, roughly equivalent to the thickness of the veneer itself. The dentist will then place the composite material in the patient’s mouth in a color that closely matches the teeth. The composite material is hardened under an ultraviolet light, polished and adjusted to the teeth. One advantage to composite veneers is that they can be made in one visit. The resin is porous so staining may be an issue for coffee and wine lovers. They are prone to chipping but overall very durable. They typically last eight to ten years

Porcelain or ceramic :- Porcelain veneers are made indirectly in that they are sent to an outside lab to be created. The dentist will prepare the teeth the same as for composite veneers. The dentist will then make an impression of the teeth using dental wax. The impression is sent to a laboratory where the technician will make a cast used to make the final veneers. The process may take weeks. Once the veneer is ready the dentist will etch the surface of the teeth with acid to help create a permanent attachment. Porcelain veneers are extremely realistic in appearance. They are more expensive than composite veneers but are highly chip and stain resistant. They easily last up to 15 years if they are maintained well.

Dental veneers offer many advantages including a natural looking appearance, the gum tissue tolerates veneers well, a wide range of colors are available, and they generally don’t require as much preparation as crowns do. They do not require any extra care beyond that of normal, routine oral care. For more information visit DiPilla Robert, DDS.