Custom-made to straighten your teeth, Invisalign’s clear aligners are nearly invisible. Each aligner is made of a proprietary, multi-layer SmartTrack material, which gently shifts your teeth into place over time, moving them slightly both horizontally and vertically and even rotating them if needed. The aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force in the right place at the right time, and when you change to the next set of aligners (typically every two weeks), your teeth gradually move into position, following a custom treatment plan made by your dentist. Invisalign are easily removed when needed, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and drinks.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 Laurelview Dentistry about whether porcelain veneers are right for you. Call us at 724-537-0800.
A smile makeover is a process of improving the appearance of your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as:
- Dental veneers
- Composite bonding
- Teeth whitening
Some of the components taken into consideration include your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.Read more about Smile Makeovers