Are you reluctant to smile because of your dingy or uneven teeth? Do you feel envious of your favorite celebrity with those beautiful looking white ones? The odds are that the star’s perfect smile is achieved because of veneers. With veneers, you can be smiling again in less than a month!
Several thin layers of a porcelain ceramic material or a resin composite make up a veneer. A minuscule amount of tooth enamel is removed to accommodate the veneer which is bonded to the natural tooth with a special resin.
Who Should Consider Veneers?
People with discolored or misshapen teeth, gaps between teeth or broken teeth, or minor bite-related problems.
Veneers are not “false” teeth. However, unlike natural teeth, they will not become stained by tea, coffee, or tobacco. Severely discolored teeth become bright again.
Downsides Are Minimal
The application of veneers is not a reversible procedure, although adjustments and even new veneers can be made. Immediately following the attachment of veneers, some sensitivity to hot and cold food and drink will most likely occur, but this usually goes away within a few days. Veneers are strong, but as with un-veneered teeth do not crack nuts or open beer bottles with your veneers!
If you would like to further investigate this procedure, you will need an evaluation by a dentist who has a specialty in veneers. The dentist will analyze your smile, and create a diagnostic mock-up for you to “try on” veneers and any other options that are suggested. This way you can actually see what your improved smile will look like before deciding to go ahead. Please contact us for more information.