Are There Different Types of Dental Veneers?

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Woman over isolated blue background thinking Fixing tooth imperfections doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Dental veneers conceal a wide range of cosmetic problems and provide a dramatic smile transformation in a few short appointments. However, it’s very important to know that not all veneers are created equal. 

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of durable ceramic material. Not only is dental porcelain durable and stain-resistant, but it also has a translucent quality that makes it look incredibly realistic.

This type of veneer is created by a dental lab and bonded to the teeth for long-lasting results.

Patients appreciate that these veneers are fully customized to complement their smile and facial features. The added step of tooth preparation ensures a seamless fit that never looks too bulky.  

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are a cheaper alternative to porcelain veneers. Direct composite veneers are made of a composite resin material. The material is applied to the surface of your teeth, shaped, and then cured with a special light. 

Unfortunately, composite veneers aren’t nearly as natural-looking or strong as porcelain veneers. Most patients have to replace them every few years to maintain their ideal results.

Snap-On Veneers

Snap-on veneers aren’t really a type of veneer. Instead, they resemble a removable plastic retainer that’s designed to hide dental imperfections for short periods of time. You can’t wear them while eating or drinking. These devices can also cause speech difficulties while using them.

People often complain that snap-on veneers are far too white and flat to be realistic. They also look and feel too big because they fit over your teeth like a mouthguard.

You won’t find snap-on veneers at your dentist. They’re actually advertised as a way to avoid dental care. However, skipping professional treatments and hiding tooth problems is dangerous. 

Learn More About Porcelain Veneers in Las Vegas

Dr. Jorge Paez can help transform your smile with beautiful and long-lasting porcelain veneers.

Schedule a consultation at 702-737-3553 to get started. Nevada Dental Esthetics serves patients from Las Vegas, Summerlin, Spring Valley, and other nearby areas of Nevada.