Teeth can be affected by several factors, including aging, trauma, cavities, and disease. To prevent further damage or repair teeth that have already been damaged, you may need veneers. These thin shells of porcelain are installed over the top of your existing teeth and can serve to change the shape, size, and color of your teeth. If you are considering getting dental veneers installed on your teeth, you can visit our experts at Gresham Dental Excellence to find out which types of veneers are suitable for your teeth and why.
Types of Veneers Available
There are two main types of veneers: porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Porcelain veneers can be repaired if damaged, whereas composite cannot be fixed easily if damaged, so keep that in mind when looking at both options. Porcelain also tends to last longer than composite. With veneers, you may not need a complete set of teeth whitening. Sometimes just repairing damage to your teeth is enough to get you back on track. Again, porcelain veneers are the best for your teeth if you are prone to tooth breakages. It will help protect your teeth from getting damaged all the time.
How Do I Know if I Need Dental Veneers?
Veneers are normally used for the front teeth, and if they are fractured, stained, or damaged in any way, veneers can help improve their appearance. However, sometimes it can be quite challenging to know you need veneers. This is why a visit to the dentist is necessary. Dr. Cooke will first get a sense of what your teeth look and feel like. That might mean taking x-rays or pictures, or it might just mean looking at them with a hand mirror. After that, we will likely ask you some questions about how you brush and floss.
How Long Does it Take to Get Dental Veneers?
Are you considering veneers as a way to cover up damaged teeth but are not sure how long it will take? It may be surprising to learn that you could get veneers in as little as two weeks. However, many factors can affect how long getting veneers takes, including what materials are used, your dental health, and if you are having other procedures done at the same time. Consult our dentists here at Gresham Dental Excellence to find out more about veneers. You can schedule an appointment with us by calling (971) 431-7292.