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Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS
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What Are the Types of Veneers, and Why Would You Need One Over the Other?

March 30, 2021
Posted By: Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS
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If you take excellent care of your teeth, tooth flaws can be especially disheartening. Our dental office offers a range of cosmetic options to help you reach your smile goals and conceal these flaws.

One of our most popular cosmetic choices is dental veneers. These are thin but strong pieces of porcelain bonded to the fronts of teeth, giving your smile symmetry and concealing aesthetic issues like worn teeth, slightly crooked teeth, discoloration, and a gummy smile.

In the past, veneers were mainly worn by celebrities, but today we offer quality veneer options in Amherst, NH.

Dental Veneer Types

Dental Veneers Made of Resin

Resin veneers are typically less expensive than porcelain, but they may not be as resistant to stains. They are also made immediate (completed by the dentist without a lab), which means your dentist may decide to remove less enamel to allow your veneer to flush evenly with your teeth and not appear bulky. This type of veneer may last up to five years or longer and is usually the more budget-friendly option.

Dental Veneers Made of Porcelain

Porcelain veneers resist stains and reflect light more naturally, similar to real enamel. However, the porcelain is slightly thicker, which means your dentist removes more enamel to flush your veneer to your tooth. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last ten years or longer.

Dr. Edwards, your Amherst, NH cosmetic dentist, will talk to you about these options, provide you with information regarding final results, and help you decide which works best for your goals and budget.

The Process for Dental Veneers in Amherst

Your dentist always provides an exam consultation and has a conversation with you before any cosmetic procedure. We want to make sure your teeth and gums are in good condition for the treatment and that it will give you the results you’ve been looking for.

Achieve Your Dream Smile Today

Contact our dental office today to arrange your consultation for veneers, and always reach out if you have any questions.

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