If you have a cosmetic tooth issue, the best and simplest solution for you may be to get veneers. Veneers are made of materials that resemble the look and feel of your natural teeth in their best condition. In advance of your appointment with Columbus dentist Dr. Tyler Myers, DMD, make sure you understand the different types of veneers available.
What Are Veneers?
To understand veneers, think of aluminum siding on a house. The siding is a relatively thin layer of material that lies on top of the previous exterior of the home to hide imperfections. Like aluminum siding, a veneer is a superficial cosmetic solution for your teeth that gives you a like-new appearance when you smile, talk and laugh. Columbus dentist Dr. Tyler Myers, DMD specializes in the creation and placement of dental veneers.
Composite Resin Veneers
Some veneers are made of a material used by dentists called composite resin. It is a white, tooth-like material that goes on the surface of the tooth like a paste, then dries to a hardened dental restoration. A composite resin can be formed and applied while you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair. When it’s just right, the dentist uses a curing light to bond the veneer in place. Composite resin can last about five years with good care and is the more affordable option for veneers.
If you want a more permanent and attractive dental restoration, ask Dr. Myers about porcelain veneers. Porcelain is an attractive ceramic material that very closely resembles the appearance of a perfect, shiny, pearly white tooth. Porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite resin, but they look amazing and can last a lifetime with good care. It has to be manufactured in a dental lab. A small amount of the natural tooth must be removed to prepare for a dental veneer to ensure that it stays in place for as long as possible.
Explore Your Options with Dr. Myers
Consult Columbus dentist Dr. Tyler Myers, DMD about whether composite resin or porcelain veneers are right for your unique case. Call North Park Family Dentistry at (706) 507-0606 or visit http://www.northparkfamilydentist.com to request a time for an initial visit to the office.