Not all dental veneers are created equal. They all serve the same basic purpose, but they are made of different materials that impact the cost, look and durability. During your consultation at our Michigan cosmetic dentistry office, we will evaluate your smile and discuss each type of dental veneer with you. Together, we will come up with the best plan for your teeth and goals.
Here are the most common types of dental veneers in Michigan.
Most people use the terms porcelain veneers and dental veneers interchangeably. Porcelain veneers are the most popular types of veneers in cosmetic dentistry because they look better than the alternatives. The porcelain will not discolor like natural tooth enamel, so you can permanently whiten your teeth and keep them looking amazing. Porcelain veneers are more expensive than other options, but their appearance usually makes up for that.
Composite veneers are made from the same materials as composite dental fillings. These are usually used to resurface one or two teeth within a smile, not all of the teeth. The composite material can be colored to match your existing teeth so the new veneers blend right in. This is great for chipped teeth or filling in small gaps in your smile.
Instant veneers are mainly used as a temporary solution for broken teeth. The veneers are premade, so they can be installed within one appointment. These veneers may not be a perfect match for your smile, but they will work as a “fix” while waiting for permanent veneers to be crafted.
Removable veneers are even less common than instant veneers, and they are a fairly new addition to the cosmetic dentistry world. As the name implies, these veneers can be removed easily. They are customized to fit your smile, but they are not nearly as durable as porcelain veneers. Removable veneers are the least expensive option, but they are not ideal for most circumstances.
Which Type Of Dental Veneers Is Right For You?
To determine if dental veneers are a good fit for your smile, schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Michigan. We will discuss your goals and see if dental veneers are the right way to go. You may be better off with teeth whitening, cosmetic tooth bonding, invisible braces, or another alternative. We will create a personalized care plan for you so you can have a gorgeous smile you’re proud to show off.