What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are very thin shells that adhere directly to the fronts of your teeth. We choose to provide porcelain veneers because porcelain can beautifully mimic the look of your natural teeth.
If you have just one or two teeth that you would like to cover due to an anomaly, porcelain veneers are the ideal solution. Veneers can hide gaps in your smile, as well as cover stained, misshapen, or crooked teeth. Once you have masked the flawed tooth, the true beauty of your smile can shine through.
Are Porcelain Veneers Durable?
Porcelain veneers can improve your smile for many years and even over a decade, provided you take good care of them. As your trusted dentists, we’ll also use only the finest porcelain and bonding material, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Receiving Your Dental Veneers
Before we can place your teeth veneers, we’ll need to lightly buff your teeth. We’ll then take a mold of your teeth, so these teeth veneers can be custom-made for your mouth. It should only take one or two weeks to create your veneers.
At your next appointment, we’ll temporarily place your new veneers on your teeth to check for size and fit. We will also make sure your teeth veneers perfectly match the shade and color of your natural teeth.
Once we are certain the size, shape, and color of the veneer is correct, we’ll be ready to place it. Your tooth will be prepared with safe and effective bonding materials. We’ll place the veneer and use a specialized light to seal the bond.
Caring For Your Dental Veneers
Treat your veneers the way you would treat your natural teeth. Continue to brush and floss regularly. We recommend you use a gentle, non-abrasive toothpaste. You may experience some initial sensitivity with your veneers, but this usually wears off within a couple of weeks.
We will give you thorough instructions on caring for your veneers here at the office.
How to care for teeth veneers
Here are some other ways you can take care of your teeth veneers:
- Avoid using an abrasive toothpaste
- Continue to visit your general dentist at least twice yearly
- Don’t use your dental veneers as a tool to tear or cut
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