Does your smile have imperfections like discolored, worn, or broken teeth? Are you ever embarrassed of your smile? If you would like to improve the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth, Dr. Gerald Hansen may recommend veneers in Reno, Nevada. Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored materials that are custom-made to cover the front of your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers can be made from one of two materials: porcelain or resin composite. Porcelain veneers resist stains and mimic the light-reflecting properties of your natural teeth better than resin composite veneers. However, resin veneers are thinner and do not require as much tooth enamel removal in order to be placed. Veneers are bonded to the teeth to fix:

  • Stained teeth
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Teeth with spaces between them

Veneers have many advantages. Veneers look like your natural teeth. Your gums tolerate porcelain well, so there will be no discomfort after placement. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant. The shade of a veneer is selected to match the natural teeth. Veneers are more conservative than dental crowns, as they require less tooth enamel to be recovered.

Feel free to contact Hansen Cosmetic Family Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule a consultation with our dentist.