The dentist may recommend the placement of dental veneers and laminates to rectify the flaws in your teeth and give you a gorgeous smile. They are designed to enhance and improve your confidence in your smile. The minor flaws in your teeth can be concealed with the help of veneers and laminates. The veneers placed on the front surface of the affected teeth can correct their imperfections and avoid the need for more invasive treatment.
The veneers and laminates are considered a cosmetic treatment and can completely change your smile and appearance and are often used for smile makeovers. Though they are fragile, the veneers are durable and can endure quite a bit of force. They are manufactured in a dental laboratory and are designed to match perfectly with your smile.
Laminate veneers are an innovative type of porcelain veneers and are similar in their functioning and benefits. The only difference is, laminates involve no reshaping of the natural tooth, while in the veneer procedure, a small amount of the tooth’s enamel has to be removed in order to fix them. For the laminate veneers, there is no removal or alteration of the enamel and tooth structure. The ceramic laminates are a sleeker version of veneers and are as thin as a contact lens. The veneers can be a little bulky when placed on the teeth without reshaping them. The laminates are costlier than porcelain veneers.
When would a person need Veneers and Laminates?
Veneers and Laminates do a remarkable job of completely transforming your smile and crafting a beautiful, uniform appearance. Some of the conditions in which the veneers could be beneficial include the following:
- When a person has discolored and stained teeth due to which they may feel low on self-confidence.
- If they have developed small cracks and chips in the teeth, which a veneer can conceal.
- There are large gaps and openings between your front teeth.
- When you want to acquire a flawless smile.
What can be expected during the Veneer and Laminate procedure?
The main advantage of a veneer and laminate procedure is that it can be performed without anesthesia. The procedure is relatively non-invasive and can be done quickly. The front teeth impressions are taken and sent to a dental lab for its fabrication. When they are ready, the veneers are attached to the front surface of your teeth. The veneers can last for up to a decade with proper care and maintenance.
Call Lanham Smiles family dentistry at (301) 459-0914 or schedule an online appointment to know more about Veneers and Laminates.