If the appearance of your front teeth is a problem for you, one solution is to get dental veneers that cover the exposed surface of the tooth or teeth that are affected. Veneers can be an elegant cosmetic dentistry solution to the problem of unsightly natural teeth.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are a thin covering that goes over your front teeth that gives you the appearance of a perfect bright white smile. They are a great solution if you have damaged front teeth and don’t want to lose them by getting dental implants or a crown but also want a nice smile.
Different types of veneers
Veneers relatively by the material they are made out of which can be porcelain, ceramic, or resins. They are chosen to match the surrounding teeth that have a good appearance and work very well for fixing the appearance of misaligned, chipped, or discolored teeth.
Veneers can last up to ten years or more, making them an excellent long-term solution to the problem of poor-looking teeth. If you tend to grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, a night-guard can be used to protect your veneers and avoid having their useful lifetime shortened.
What is involved with getting veneers?
Getting veneers is an easy and painless way to improve your smile. Only two visits are typically required, one to take impressions and photographs to make your custom veneers, and one a few weeks later to bond your veneers to your teeth once they have arrived.
The preparation of the teeth required is fairly minimal, and a local anesthetic is sufficient to handle any potential discomfort. Note that some tooth enamel is removed to make room for your veneers, so this is a generally irreversible process that you are committing to.
Living with veneers
Once you have your veneers, caring for them is just like caring for natural teeth, with a routine of brushing, flossing, and rinsing. You can use whitening toothpaste to help keep them clean, and, as always, it is recommended to avoid or minimize exposure to things that will stain your natural teeth, such as coffee, red wine, and tea.
If you do use them, be sure to brush your teeth afterward to prevent staining.
If you are interested in getting veneers to improve your smile’s appearance, or have any other dental issues or concerns, contact Medical Center Dental for veneers or a dental check-up.