If you aren’t familiar with veneers, let alone different types of veneers, here is a short explanation to get you started. Veneers are unlike dental crowns, because they do not cover your entire tooth but only cover the front surface. A dental crown can be compared to a shoe that covers the whole foot and a dental veneer is more like a flip flop.
Now that we’ve talked about what a dental veneer is, lets talk about the different types of veneers:
Traditional Porcelain Veneers: These are a great option for individuals that are unhappy with their smiles. Whether you have crooked, stained or chipped teeth, porcelain veneers are a great option to fix these cosmetic dental concerns. However, this method comes with some drawbacks – your cosmetic dentist will have to remove a thin layer of tooth structure to make room for the new veneers and leave you with a perfect smile.
DURAthin Veneers: This method is a new technology and is ultra conservative, requiring no removal of tooth structure. It is also known as the prepless veneer. Doctor Dennis Wells is an expert on the application of this system because he helped develop it. A great advantage with this system is the fact that it is prepless. If you decide you want to go back to the smile you used to have—you can! Not all individuals are candidates for this procedure. Often, you are a good fit if you have had teeth extracted during orthodontics or have worn down teeth from use.
It’s a good idea to talk to your cosmetic dentist about the options you have to change your smile. Feel welcome to contact Dr. Dennis Wells DDS at Nashville Center For Aesthetic Dentistry to setup a consultation.