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What Are Veneers?

Dr Martin Abelar - October 3, 2022 - 0 comments

Meta: Are you looking to correct minor imperfections in your smile? Consider getting veneers from Dr. Martin Abelar

Do you suffer from chipped or cracked teeth? Do you have a gap or gaps between teeth that are bothering you? Do you have excessive staining on your teeth that cannot be removed with professional whitening? You may feel frustrated with your smile, or even embarrassed to smile, but if this sounds like you, we’ve got some great news! There is a solution to your smile woes: veneers.  Veneers and porcelain veneers are an excellent product for treating a variety of cosmetic dental issues without the time investment of braces.  They are completely natural looking, painless, and can last up to 20 years with proper care. But what exactly are veneers, and what is the difference between veneers and porcelain veneers? Keep reading to find out.


Dental veneers, or veneers, are extremely thin sheets of either porcelain or a composite resin material, similar to the material used in dental fillings.

They are generally easier to replace than porcelain veneers, and are usually less expensive, too.


Porcelain veneers are also thin strips that adhere to the teeth. They are custom shaped to each tooth, and then put in place by Dr. Abelar.  The benefits of porcelain veneers are that they require less removal of the enamel to adhere to the tooth, are thinner than traditional dental veneers, and they’re more stain resistant than dental veneers, too.


As we mentioned, veneers of any kind are a great way to address a long list of dental problems. If you are interested in learning more about veneers, here are a few things to consider:

Make sure your oral health is good. This means no untreated cavities or gum disease, and that your teeth have been cleaned professionally prior to getting veneers.

Veneers are a lifetime commitment, due to the amount of enamel removed. You can extend the life of your veneers by caring for your teeth as usual- brushing twice a day, flossing, and attending regular dental cleanings and exams with Dr. Abelar.  But that being said, be prepared to replace your veneers within about 20 years of getting them (this will vary depending on veneer and patient).

If it’s time to speak to Dr. Abelar about Veneers, please contact the office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Abelar.

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