Dental Veneers: What Are Your Options?

Dental veneers are an excellent choice for people who want to significantly change the look of their teeth without wearing a brace. Instead of undergoing months or even years of realignment treatment, dental veneers could give you a whole new smile in just a couple of hours.

If you’re thinking about having veneers fitted, you’ll have a few different options to consider. Your dentist will be able to talk you through your individual case, but below you’ll find an overview of what you’ll want to keep in mind.

Will you need full or partial veneers?

Your dentist will be able to put together the ideal veneer package for you. You may need just one or two veneers to cover damaged or stained teeth. Alternatively, you may want to have a full set of veneers over your front teeth to give your mouth a full makeover.

What type of veneers is right for you?

There are a three main types of veneers: porcelain veneers, acrylic veneers and composite veneers. Composite veneers are made out of the same materials that are used to make white dental fillings. Porcelain fillings look more realistic and are usually longer-lasting. However, composite and acrylic fillings are a lot more affordable.

How long will your veneers last?

How long our veneers last will depend on both the type of veneers you choose and the condition of your teeth. They can last anything from five to twenty years.

If cost is a big consideration for you, do consider the lifetime cost of the veneers rather than just the initial cost. Composite or acrylic veneers may seem like a better financial choice initially, but they’ll need to be replaced more often than porcelain veneers.

Can we help you make a decision about veneers? Give us a call or use our online form and we’ll get back to you right away.