Types of Veneers
Different types of veneers can be applied to your teeth to improve your smile: porcelain or composite resin. Each carries its own strengths. For example, porcelain veneers are less prone to staining, but composite resin is more durable. However, your dentist will recommend what type will suit you and your lifestyle best.
Porcelain & Ceramic
Fitting porcelain and ceramic veneers requires more than 1 appointment, as your teeth need to be prepared and an impression needs to be made. At Heritage Pointe Dental, we use the IPS Empress System to provide superior tooth restorations.
Temporary plastic veneers are placed on your teeth to keep them protected while the porcelain or ceramic veneers are being made. You can use the plastic veneers to see how you like the look and feel of them and request any changes. Your dentist will remove the plastic veneers at your second appointment, and your custom porcelain or ceramic veneers will be applied.
Composite resin veneers are typically completed in 1 appointment. Once your teeth are filed to support the veneers, your dentist will make the veneer directly on the tooth and then smooth and polish it. If you choose to have composite resin veneers applied, you’ll leave our office with a brand new smile. However, composite veneers can stain and darken more easily than porcelain, which means you may need them to have them replaced sooner.