PORCELAIN AND RESIN VENEERS
Whether you’re self-conscious about your teeth or just looking for permanent ways to improve your smile, veneers are a great option to consider. Veneers are a simple solution to things such as stained and chipped teeth, and they can even help with gaps. When you decide to enhance your smile with veneers, there’s no better dentist office in Logan, UT, to improve your smile than Dr. Douglas F. Smith, DDS!
Veneers are a thin shell that improves tooth appearance by covering the front of your teeth. This shell is made of a tooth-colored material that can provide more strength than your tooth’s natural enamel. Veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth and are permanently bonded to your teeth to give you a beautiful smile.
Unlike other dental offices in the Logan area, at Dr. Douglas F. Smith, DDS, we give our patients options when it comes to veneers. We offer both porcelain and resin veneers. Both types are bonded to the outer surface of the front of your teeth and made to match your teeth’s coloring.
As the name suggests, porcelain veneers are made out of thin shells of porcelain. While there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to the material of your veneers, here are some advantages and disadvantages of porcelain veneers:
Porcelain veneers last much longer than those made with resin. They can last anywhere between 10 to 15 years with proper care.
Once bonded to your teeth, porcelain becomes extremely strong and durable.
Generally, when you choose porcelain veneers, the process will take more than one trip to the dentist because molds of your teeth need to be made and sent to a lab for veneer fabrication.
Porcelain veneers more closely resemble the look of natural teeth and do not stain.
Porcelain will typically be more expensive than resin veneers.
Just like porcelain veneers, resin veneers offer their fair share of advantages and disadvantages:
While resin veneers still last a long time, they don’t last nearly as long as those made with porcelain. They will typically last four to eight years.
Resin veneers are strong but are more prone to chipping and needing replacement down the road.
Resin veneers provide a much quicker procedure and typically only require one trip to the dentist to shape and apply the resin to your teeth.
While resin veneers look like your natural teeth as well, they are susceptible to staining.
Resin offers excellent quality at a fraction of the price of porcelain veneers.
Veneers should be cared for just as you would care for your natural teeth with flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. You should avoid hard or sticky foods, though, because they can shorten the lifespan of your veneers.
At Dr. Douglas F. Smith, DDS, we can help you find the right veneers to fit your budget. We work with several payment options, including credit cards, CareCredit, checks, and cash, to help make things as easy as possible for our patients.
That’s up to you! Both types of veneers are high quality and can drastically improve your smile. Consider things such as your budget, how long you want your veneers to last, and durability when deciding on your veneer material.
GET AFFORDABLE VENEERS
If you’re ready to change your smile’s appearance, veneers may be the choice for you. At our dentist office, we provide you with more options for veneers than other dental offices in the Logan area. Choose us for your veneers to receive the best care and prices in the area. When you’re ready to start discussing your options, contact us at Dr. Douglas F. Smith, DDS!