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What Are Veneers
Marysville, WA


Image of a woman smiling after getting a dental veneer placed in her mouth, at Grove Street Family Dentistry in Marysville, WA. A veneer is a thin-shelled covering made of medical-grade dental material, such as porcelain or tooth-colored composite, designed to fit on top of a tooth’s surface. It is used for cosmetic purposes and fits on the front surface of your teeth to hide chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. A dental veneer can be completely porcelain, resin, or a combination of both materials, depending on the type, quality, and price.

Dental veneers primarily offer a cosmetic enhancement and do not generally do anything for the tooth’s repair or strength. If a person has a chipped or broken tooth that does not cause pain, discolored or stained teeth, or an unattractive gap between two adjacent teeth, the veneer shells can help cover up the teeth and instantly improve their appearance.

Furthermore, all veneers are custom designed to match your teeth’s natural color, size, and shape. A veneer blends smoothly with the surrounding teeth and helps improve your smile and boost your confidence.

Veneers vs Dental Crowns: Which Are Better?

Veneers and dental crowns are restorative solutions that offer similar results but have major differences. Your choice of whether to choose veneers or dental crowns will depend on your particular need or requirement.

As mentioned above, dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front of your chipped or discolored tooth. They offer no additional strength nor enhance the tooth’s functionality. Instead, they are simply meant to improve the appearance of the tooth. It is a non-invasive procedure in which the veneers are custom-designed for each individual. For this procedure, we will file down the enamel to roughen the surface to help the veneer stick better.

On the other hand, dental crowns are caps that fit over the top of a damaged tooth to cover it up completely. Dental crowns are used if your teeth are damaged by tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other infections. These crowns are made of porcelain or all-metal alloy and are thicker than veneers, which allows them to form a protective barrier between the tooth and its external surroundings.

Both procedures have pros and cons. A dental veneer is considered when an individual has to cover only cosmetic issues. Dental crowns are preferred if you have broken, damaged, or decayed teeth that need to be covered up.

What Problems Can Veneers Solve?

The following is the list of problems solved by dental veneers:
•  Veneers help cover and fully conceal chipped, broken, or worn-out teeth.
•  Veneers can conceal and hide yellow, discolored, or stained teeth.
•  While dental braces will take months to close up a tooth gap, veneers will do it almost instantly.
•  Veneers can make poorly aligned or badly shaped teeth look more symmetrical and attractive.

Call Us Today for Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Dental veneers are the best option to cover dental cosmetic issues, such as discolored, decayed, chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. To further discuss your case, consult Tania Tran, DMD at Grove Street Family Dentistry, who has years of experience dealing with dental veneers. For more information, call (360) 659-3200.
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