Veneers and Laminates

Aloha, Oregon Dental Veneers

Everyone wishes to have white and healthy teeth in order to achieve a brighter smile. But, less importance is given to dental care which often results in broken, misshaped and irregular teeth.

Is there a solution to fix this dental problem? Can you get your smile back? With dental veneers (also known as laminates) it is possible, as the appearance of your teeth can be cosmetically enhanced to give you a more symmetrical and brighter smile.

Call us today at (503) 649-5665 to book an appointment.

 

What are Veneers?

Veneers and laminates are wafer-thin shells that are made of porcelain. They are typically fitted onto the front side of one or more teeth to improve its appearance. It’s just like a false finger nail fits over a nail, although sometimes, a natural composite material is used instead of porcelain.

 

What Are They Used For?

They are routinely used as a solution for teeth that are worn, chipped, discolored, or misaligned. In short, these veneers will help you achieve a natural tooth appearance that is resistant to stains and well-tolerated by your gums.

Their applications have been further discussed below:

Repairing Slight Tooth Defects & Imperfections

Teeth that are worn, misshaped or contain small chips, are often the best candidate for veneers and laminates. Even if a substantial portion of the front of your teeth is affected, veneers and laminates can naturally resurface your teeth to provide a life-like appearance and a brighter smile.

Hiding Stained Fillings

The process involving the cementing of the tooth to a veneer will also create a bond with existing white filling materials. Since these composite restorations will discolor with time, the ceramic surfacing that porcelain veneers and laminates offer will provide a more tough and long-lasting result.

Lightening the Color of Your Teeth

Veneers and laminates are also used as an effective way to lighten the color of teeth that darken due to trauma or root canal treatments. However, to achieve this, the teeth have a strong structure.

The Advantages of Using Porcelain Veneers & Laminates

  • They can make dark and dull teeth appear whiter.

  • Provides a tooth appearance that is natural.

  • They are highly resistant to stains.

  • Porcelain is well-tolerant to gum tissue.

  • Offers a much more conservative approach to changing the shape and color of a tooth. They do not require the wide prior shaping that crowns do, but yet offer a stronger and more aesthetic substitute to bonding.

Are Veneers & Laminates Similar to Dental Crowns?

No they are not. While both of these restorations can create an identical cosmetic end result, both are very different. The basic difference between them is how much of the tooth they cover. A dental crown entirely encases a tooth and involves more trimming when it’s placed. Whereas veneers and laminates only cover the front surface of a tooth.

This is almost everything you need to know about porcelain veneers and laminates. So, if you wish to flaunt a smile that is more symmetrical and brighter, contact your local doctor to ensure that you are qualified to undergo this treatment.

Call us today at (503) 649-5665 to book an appointment.

OUR LOCATION

Bronitsky Family Dentistry
17952 SW Blanton St
Aloha, OR 97007

office@brodental.com