What is a Veneer?

What is a veneer?

Veneers are, simply put, a tooth covering often made of either dental porcelain, or a composite material. We place a thin-but-strong layer over your tooth which covers and protects the enamel. Veneers are highly durable, leaving you with a smile you can enjoy for years to come!

Why Would I Need That?

Many people think of veneers as something that only serve to whiten teeth. While that is certainly one of the benefits, veneers do so much more than that!

Veneers are to teeth what a screen protector is to your phone. Enamel is tough—the hardest substance created by the human body, in fact. But though it is very strong, it can be eroded, dissolved, or broken. A veneer provides that extra level of protection between the elements and your teeth.

The Cosmetic Advantage

Very few people are born with perfect teeth. When the defects are major, surgery or orthodontia can be a necessary solution. But what if that tooth is just a little crooked? Just a tiny bit out of place? Surgery would be overkill, so what can you do?

Veneers provide that answer. The final appearance of the veneer is in the hands of the professionals who make them. It is often quite easy to camouflage very minor imperfections. The veneers already whiten the teeth and protect them from harm. Why not make them look as good as possible while doing so?

Dental veneers can be a great benefit to both your teeth and your smile. Drs. Hill and Schneidmiller, would love to talk to you about your options. Give us a call today.