When it comes to teeth alignment, there is a great number of procedures and treatments available. The advancements in medical science have allowed our dentist at Audubon Dental & Implant Center to offer modern solutions for crooked, gapping or misaligned teeth. One choice in particular that has proven to be an effective alternative to metal braces, and incredibly popular among the patients at our Lexington, Kentucky, dental office, is Invisalign.Read more about Invisalign Benefits
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Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size or length.
What Type of Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Correct?
- Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped
- Teeth with gaps between them
Porcelain veneers are stronger and more durable than composite resin veneers and last 10 to 15 years, while composite resin veneers last between five and seven years. Porcelain veneers also resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. As you might assume, porcelain veneers cost significantly more than composite veneers.
Talk to your dentist at Audubon Dental & Implant Center about whether porcelain veneers are right for you. Call us at 859-252-5220.