What Different Dental Veneers Are There?

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While Peña Adobe Dental Care offers porcelain veneers, some patients will still ask what other veneer options exist. In this article, Dr. Amani Takher discusses the different types of dental veneers that dentists can provide to their patients.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are shells that are the bonded to your teeth using a cement material, giving patients a beautiful white smile. Veneers are typically used for patients that have stained, chipped, or uneven teeth and help make the teeth look uniform and white. There are a few different options with dental veneers, and to determine which one is right for you depends on your situation and condition of your teeth.

What Are The Different Types of Dental Veneers?

Some of the dental veneers that patients can get at their nearest dentist may include the following:

Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are made of durable ceramic that can be matched exactly to the shade of your natural teeth giving a beautiful natural look. This type of veneer is commonly used because it can be customized to best fit your teeth. Porcelain veneers preserve as much of your existing tooth, but also give patients a long lasting white smile.
Lumineers are another type of porcelain veneer that help to improve a patient’s smile. This type of veneer requires minimal tooth preparation or no preparation, and the material is thinner than traditional porcelain veneers. Placement of Lumineers can usually be done without injections, and give the same great benefits and long lasting results.
Composite Resin
Composite Resin veneers give the same benefits as traditional porcelain veneers to help with chips, length, or gaps. This type of veneer does cost less so it is budget friendly, but may not last as long as traditional veneers. This is due to the material used for this type of veneer. Composite resin may require minimal tooth preparation, and gives patients beautiful results.
CEREC Veneers
CEREC Veneers (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) allow our dentist to create and design veneers using our in-office milling unit. There is no waiting with CEREC veneers, they can be made right in our office. This type of veneer is quick, durable, and long lasting, giving patients a beautiful smile in one visit.
Zirconia is typically used when patients have severely damaged or decayed teeth, and are looking for an option that is stronger than porcelain veneers. Usually this type is used for back teeth, and this material can add strength to teeth and prevent wear and tear.

Contact Peña Adobe Dental Care Today!

If you are interested in finding out more about dental veneers or are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Amani Takher, please don’t hesitate to contact Pena Adobe Dental Care in Vacaville, CA! We look forward to helping you. 

Are Veneers As Strong As Teeth?

Why Are Porcelain Veneers Needed

Porcelain veneers are a very popular cosmetic option for individuals who are looking to correct for stains or other aesthetic imperfections in their smile. However, a common question that patients will often raise to our staff is if veneers are as strong as natural teeth.

In this article, Dr. Amani Takher explores this question while also providing some tips to maintain your veneers. Make sure to contact his friendly staff in Vacaville, CA if  you had any questions!

Are Veneers As Strong As Real Teeth?

Yes, with proper care and maintenance, your veneers can be just as strong as natural teeth and last for many years. This is primary due to the way that they are bonded to your teeth. A cement material is used to bond veneers to the front of your teeth. This allows veneers to be durable and long lasting. The average life of veneers can be between 10-15 years with proper care. 

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Veneers are porcelain shells that are bonded to your teeth and can match the color of your natural teeth
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Are Veneers As Strong As Real Teeth?

Veneers are extremely durable if they are taking care of. Brushing and flossing daily is recommended, as well as your regular dental visits. Additional tips that you can use to extend the lives of their veneers include:

  • Avoid biting any very hard objects or foods.
  • Wear a mouthguard to protect your veneers if you play sports.
  • If you suffer from bruxism or clench your teeth, a mouthguard may be helpful to prevent damage to the veneers.
  • Avoid biting your nails as this can damage your veneers.

Looking for Veneers in Vacaville, CA?

If you are interested in finding out more about dental veneers or are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Amani Takher, please don’t hesitate to contact Pena Adobe Dental Care in Vacaville, CA! We look forward to helping you.