Different Kinds of Veneers

If you’re thinking of Improving the appearance of your teeth with dental veneers, it can be helpful to know what type of dental veneers are right for you. Fortunately, you can choose from several veneer options to enhance your smile.

What are veneers?

Veneers are a thin layer of material that permanently bonds to the front surface of your tooth. They’re less invasive than crowns and caps. Many people opt for veneers to cover imperfections such as broken or discolored teeth. They are also a popular choice for those looking for a beautiful, symmetrical smile.

The three different types of veneers

Dr. Frahm partners exclusively with the nation’s premier dental laboratories to offer you three types of veneers.

1. Porcelain veneers are the most widely requested type of veneer in cosmetic dentistry. They are durable, stain-resistant and can remain in place upwards of 15 years. People with significant tooth damage or crooked teeth find that porcelain veneers, although more expensive than other options, most closely resemble the beauty of a natural smile. The downside is that the enamel on your teeth must be refined to accommodate porcelain veneers. However, porcelain is a biocompatible material that naturally adheres to your DNA to form an actual bond with your body. It causes no harmful side effects and is completely non-toxic.

2. Ultra thin, low prep Emprethin veneers are favored by those with existing, well-aligned teeth. Made of compressed ceramic, they are an ideal option if you want to refine the shape of your teeth. Ultrathin veneers add an idealized shape, pleasing angles and pearly opalescence to already straight teeth. It’s the most popular option for those who desire the effects of orthodontics but prefer not to wait for their ideal smile. Emprethin veneers are less time-intensive to place and don’t require as much tooth enamel preparation as porcelain veneers.

3. Composite veneers are a popular, cost-effective solution for those who want to cover up aesthetic problems without breaking the bank. They are made of resin that is matched to the exact color of your teeth. Although composite is less expensive than other options, they come with a few downsides. Composite veneers are more prone to staining and chipping and only last about eight years.

If you are considering veneers to enhance your smile, talk to Dr. Frahm. She is a nationally recognized expert in the field of cosmetic dentistry and has completed rigorous post-doctoral training with the world’s leading dental pioneers to perfect her veneering technique.

We know that every person is as unique as their smile. If you are considering brightening your smile with porcelain, Emprethin or composite veneers, talk to Dr. Frahm to discuss what options are best for you during your initial veneers consultation.

About Dr. Frahm

Dr. Frahm received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2003. She completes more than 100 hours of postdoctoral training each year; earning recognition from dental experts around the country for her knowledge in the areas of cosmetic, general and restorative dentistry. Dr. Frahm is committed to providing you with excellent, comprehensive dental care. Dr. Frahm uses advanced dental techniques and technology to ensure your comfort and lasting results.

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