How Have Dental Veneers Changed Over Time?

How Have Dental Veneers Changed Over Time?
May 16, 2019

Dental veneers have been around for nearly a century and have become more advanced as technology has evolved. They used to simply fit over teeth for a short time, but now veneers are a semi-permanent solution to several dental issues, from providing cosmetic enhancement to protecting teeth that have been chipped.

Many patients don’t know much about dental veneers, but at South Simcoe Dental Care we take pride in providing veneers of the highest quality. This ensure that they last for as long as possible and look like your natural teeth. The changes made over the last century have brought veneers that can look amazing and function better than ever.

The Change from Acrylic to Porcelain and Composite

One change that has taken place is switching the material used for veneers. They used to be constructed with acrylic, but today’s dental veneers are either porcelain or composite material. These veneers look natural and are durable enough to last for several years, filling in gaps and making teeth look more uniform.

Improvements in Bonding

The firs veneers were designed to be worn and then removed from the tooth. With today’s technology, veneers are a solution that last for several years before needing to be removed or replaced. This is due to the bonding process that allows them to be adhered to the enamel and stay securely in place.

Personalized Veneer Crafting

First generation dental veneers weren’t customized to each individual due to a lack of technology and knowledge. Veneers today are made to match your natural teeth and fit into the mouth perfectly, blending in with all the others to give you a smile that looks natural and confident.

No Prep and Non-Invasive Methods

Veneers used to take several hours to put into the mouth. Some veneers were surgically installed, so there was more risk involved in the procedure. Now, you can get veneers adhered to the surface of teeth and it takes less than an hour or two.

Getting veneers can transform your teeth and give you a beautiful smile, so speak with your dentist about how they can enhance your grin and give you the confidence needed to shine.