Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored material that are cemented on the front surface of teeth to repair or cover dental problems including cracks, chips, spacing, discoloration, alignment issues or worn down enamel. Veneers offer improved appearance and durability.
At Bedford Dental, we offer several types of veneers and will work with you to determine which is best for your specific needs.
Porcelain veneers are made of thin porcelain shells and when applied, they recreate the natural appearance of teeth, while also providing resilience and strength. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for small position changes or to adjust color, size or shape of teeth.
eMax veneers are one of the best full-porcelain veneers available in the world. They are made to show off the natural shine and translucence of healthy, perfect teeth. eMax veneers are made of lithium disilicate glass ceramic, a strong material which offers exceptional aesthetics. The translucency, opalescence, and light diffusion properties of eMax lithium disilicate provide undetectable restorations, appearing exactly like a natural tooth. eMax veneers can be color-matched to your natural teeth shade or that of your ideal smile!
To prepare for veneers, the front of the tooth will be shaved down slightly so your veneers will fit without added tooth bulk. eMax veneers are stronger and last longer than traditional porcelain veneers and require little tooth removal. eMax veneers have a thickness of 0.3 millimeters to 0.5 millimeters. Traditional veneers have a minimum thickness of 0.5 millimeters and are slightly more susceptible to cracks and chips.
For more information on veneers and other cosmetic services, contact Bedford Dental at (708) 496-8896.