The Magic of VeneersSeptember 1st, 2019
What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin restorative shells used to cover the surface of the teeth. Veneers are designed to look like the tooth itself, and are used to improve the appearance of your teeth. They are made of porcelain, a material that provides a natural appearance and feel when bonded to the surface of the tooth. Veneers resist staining, and last between five and ten years. With this “magic,” you can have your teeth looking perfect in no time!
Should I Get Veneers?
If your teeth are structurally healthy but don’t look the way you’d like them to, teeth veneers can be a great choice. They can give you a whiter, more uniform smile and bolster your confidence.
Getting dental veneers can be a good idea if you have any of the following issues:
● Your teeth are discolored from extensive staining
● Your teeth have gaps or misalignments
● Your teeth are chipped
● Your teeth are worn down in other ways
If your tooth has more extensive damage, such as significant decay or chipping, then a dental crown, inlay, or onlay might be a better choice. We can talk about this when you come in.
What is the Process for Getting Veneers?
We start with a consultation to make sure we know exactly what you want from your new veneers. We’ll talk about what you want to change about your teeth and whether veneers are the best choice. Next, we’ll schedule an appointment for you to have the veneers placed. This process begins with removing a little bit of the enamel from the surface of your teeth, taking an impression of your mouth, and then having the veneers made to perfectly fit with your teeth. When placing the veneers, we make sure that they look as natural as possible in terms of color, size, and shape.
How Do I Take Care of my Veneers?
With veneers, you’ll take care of your teeth just as you would without them: with regular brushing and flossing. If you’re taking good care of your teeth, your veneers should last for several years, and are very secure. You might even forget that the veneers are there! However, to avoid the small risk of dislodging the veneers or damaging the porcelain, it’s important not to grind your teeth or chew on any object that isn’t food, as this puts unnecessary pressure on your teeth.