For teeth alignment, there is a great variety of treatments and procedures available in the field of cosmetic dentistry. While metal braces are the choice that many go with to align their teeth, there are other options today that are also worth considering. One of the options that have proven to be an effective alternative is Invisalign. Invisalign is a popular procedure that provides flexible options to many of our patients. It works with a patented technology that aligns your teeth while remaining clear. It is also well known for its convenience and easy to clean factor as it is also a detachable device. Below we will review some of the reasons why Invisalign may be ideal for you.Read more about Invisalign
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 Dental Care at Eldersburg Commons about whether porcelain veneers are right for you. Call us at 410-875-7241.