What are Veneers?
Veneers are shells of thin porcelain that mimic the feel and look of natural teeth. They help to cover up small imperfections and minor flaws at the front of your smile. Veneers are made professionally for each patient, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit. Most veneers can last for up to a decade before needing to be completely replaced.
Why would Veneers be needed?
Veneers are normally needed if you aren’t happy with the way that your smile looks. It’s not uncommon for people who are going to be attending special events or performances to want veneers in order to brighten and perfect their smile. Veneers are durable and long-lasting, so they’re great for more than just a one-time event. Your veneers will last for years with proper care.
What makes you a good candidate for Veneers?
In order to determine if veneers are right for you, you’ll come into our office and have an examination as well as a consultation. Veneers are ideal for patients who have cosmetic flaws at the front of their smile. These include:
• Discolored or stained teeth
• Spaces and gaps between teeth
• Chipped, cracked or fractured teeth
• Uneven teeth (some longer or shorter than others)
What can be expected during the Veneer procedure?
You will first come into our office to have your existing teeth slightly buffed and filed down. Not only does this improve the adhesion of your new veneers, but it also prevents them from looking bulky. Impressions, also known as molds, are taken to be sent to a local lab where the veneers are made for you. You’ll come back into our office to have the new veneers placed. We will carefully place each individual veneer and adjust the look and bite as needed. With proper care and maintenance, your new veneers can last for up to a decade without needing replacement or repair.
If you’re interested in veneers and want to know more about this cosmetic option, call our office today so that our helpful staff members can get you scheduled with an appointment.