Do you like the idea of getting porcelain veneers? If so, you need to come into our office and see if you are a good candidate for this type of dental procedure. We will take the time to properly assess your dental health to see if veneers may be a suitable treatment option for you. The following information should also give you the details you need when considering this type of prosthesis.
What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are very thin shells that we place on the front teeth to improve a patient's smile. They are used to even out crooked teeth, close in the gaps in the front, and whiten the smile. Therefore, they can really enhance the looks of someone's teeth. They look natural and can provide many years of wear. If you want veneers that look the most like natural teeth, choose veneers that are made of porcelain. That is because they reflect light, just like real teeth. Composite veneers, while tooth colored, do not last that long, and do not have this quality.
What Else Should I Know about Veneers?
To get veneers, you will need to have a small amount of enamel shaved off the tooth. This is done so we can affix the veneer securely to the tooth. Afterward, you need to take care of your teeth as you do your natural teeth. You should brush with a soft toothbrush at least twice a day and with an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste. It is also important to floss and protect your new teeth. That means not chewing on hard foods or ice – foods that can break the prosthetics.
If you would like to whiten and brighten your smile or make it straighter, you may find that veneers will work for you. Contact us today about further details about this dental upgrade. We can fit you into our office schedule whenever it is convenient for you.