Struggling with heavy discoloration? Having difficulty smiling confidently due to small chips and cracks? Whatever the case may be, there are a number of cosmetic dentistry solutions available to perfect your grin. But what if you are struggling with multiple dental flaws? That’s where veneers come in! These lifelike, durable ceramic shells allow you to achieve your dream smile in just two appointments. Contact our team today to schedule your initial consultation.
Veneers are a smile-enhancing solution that can address one chipped tooth or accomplish a complete smile makeover. These thin, tooth-colored shells are adhered to the front-facing portion of your teeth to cover several imperfections, including:
With any cosmetic dentistry upgrade, the first step is always the same: schedule an initial consultation. This appointment gives our team a valuable opportunity to discuss your smile goals and confirm you are a good candidate. From there, we will remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth (which ensures the veneers won’t look bulky) and take the necessary impressions. Once your permanent set of veneers have been meticulously crafted to perfection, you will return to our office so we can place them. After that, all that’s left to do is show off your new and improved smile!
Veneers continue to be one of the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry services because they are:
As mentioned above, veneers can last for over a decade if you care for them properly. Fortunately, that task is relatively easy since you can keep them in tip-top shape with the same best practices you use to care for your natural teeth! With this in mind, make sure to:
Dental veneers are a great option for correcting cosmetic imperfections and giving yourself the smile makeover that you have always dreamed of. However, you want to be well-informed before committing to the treatment. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about veneers. If you don’t see your question below, don’t worry! Just give us a call. Our team would be happy to get you the information you’re looking for and set you up with an initial consultation.
Veneers are not technically permanent because they eventually need to be replaced. However, they are considered irreversible. In order for the veneers to fit perfectly on the teeth, a small amount of protective enamel must be removed. Because of this, teeth that have been prepared in this way will always need to be covered with either crowns or dental veneers.
Veneers that are crafted from porcelain are stain resistant. This is because porcelain is a nonporous material, so the particles that are present in dark-colored food and beverages have a harder time slipping beneath the surface. You should be able to drink coffee without worrying too much about staining your veneers. However, veneers aren’t stain-proof. Excessive consumption of coffee or other pigmented beverages can still have a negative impact over time. Moderation is key.
Some people have trouble pronouncing certain words when they first get veneers. A lot of the time, this is due to muscle memory. The tongue isn’t initially used to accounting for the presence of veneers in the mouth. A lisp typically occurs when you try to pronounce the “s” and “v” sounds. The good news is that your tongue will eventually adjust on its own, especially after some practice.
The ultimate goal of veneers is for all of your visible teeth to match. You will end up with the appropriate number of veneers to accomplish this end goal. Some people just get a single veneer to cover a cracked, broken, or discolored tooth. Others opt for 6, 8, 10, or 12 veneers in order to create a beautiful, symmetrical smile.
Whitening procedures don’t have an effect on veneers even when they are stained. Ultimately, you will need to have them replaced. However, the treatment will still affect the teeth around the veneers, so the tone of your smile can become uneven. If you are planning on having both veneers and whitening done, you should have your teeth whitened first so your veneers can be color matched to your teeth as they currently appear.