So you’re thinking of getting porcelain veneers, but perhaps you’re a little nervous about having them done? We know how much people can be concerned about a dentist visit, and part of our job at The Reno Dentist is to help you relax and let go of that fear. Dr Shane Sykes’ patients have nothing but smiles when they leave his office.
Maybe you’re not nervous but just want some more information on what porcelain veneers or dental veneers are exactly? Quite simply, a dental veneer is a thin layer of material that we secure over a tooth’s surface. This is done either to protect a damaged surface or to improve the appearance of chipped, crooked or uneven teeth. Reasons that may once have prevented you from smiling are no longer an embarrassment with porcelain veneers or dental veneers. Both porcelain veneers and dental veneers are a testament to how much dentistry has evolved over the years, especially from the days where a dental crown was the only option of hiding an imperfection.
So what’s the difference between porcelain veneers and dental veneers? A porcelain veneer is a type of dental veneer that is made of porcelain. A porcelain dental veneer has many desirable qualities. A dental veneer made of porcelain is a permanent solution, has translucent qualities that make it look like a natural tooth, is strong and durable, and is created in a laboratory and then bonded to the tooth. As it is created in the lab rather than your mouth, it is a quicker, cleaner and easier process for you. A dental veneer, by comparison, can be made of other materials and need not be permanent. They can simply be molded over the teeth and can be taken out at a moment’s notice – they can even be reused as they are made from a flexible resin.
Life-improving dentistry has never been as quick, easy and scare-free. You can feel confident that when you walk into our practice, you will walk out with the smile of your dreams and a fresh spring in your step.
If you are considering dental veneers or have questions about them, contact our office in the Reno – Spanish Springs -Sparks NV area today to set up a dental veneer consultation. You can call us at the number above or fill out the form to the right. Now is the time to get that beautiful smile you have dreamed of.