Dental veneers are a long-lasting, cost-effective way to correct cosmetic dental problems like chipped, stained, and slightly misaligned teeth.
With proper maintenance, porcelain veneers can last 10 years or more before needing replacement.
About Dental Veneers
A dental veneer is a thin porcelain shell applied to a visible tooth surface. The dentist bonds these shells to the teeth with a unique adhesive, making them highly durable.
The application process is simple and usually takes two appointments to accomplish. The first appointment includes a consultation where the dentist will help you decide whether veneers will work for you.
First, the dentist takes a digital or physical impression of your teeth. This step will help them plan the veneers. Next, the dentist prepares the teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. They will take another set of images or impressions after removing the enamel.
The dentist designs the veneers and sends the specifications to the lab, where the technicians create the shells. The process takes a few weeks.
When the veneers arrive at the dentist's office, it is time for the second appointment. The dentist bonds the veneers with your teeth with strong cement hardened by light.
When the dentist finishes with your veneers, you will be amazed by your new, bright smile.
Advantages of Dental Veneers
Lasts Longer Than Teeth Whitening
Veneers can be considered a long-term investment in your teeth. Teeth whitening procedures may need repeating every several months, but veneers last multiple years.
Porcelain veneers resist new stains. When you have your teeth whitened, you need to be more cautious about what you eat and drink.
Covers White Spots
Teeth whitening processes do not address white spots left by certain medications or decalcification. Veneers quickly cover these spots.
Improves Multiple Aesthetic Issues
Veneers are the simplest, most cost-effective way to go if your teeth need cosmetic attention on multiple fronts. They can correct the appearance of crooked or misshapen teeth, whiten, and cover chips. If you need whitening, orthodontic correction, and chips repaired, you will spend more than you would on one set of veneers.
Caring for Dental Veneers
Standard brushing and flossing, along with regular dental visits, are generally enough to keep them bright. Avoid chewing on ice and other non-food items like pens. Also, avoid using your teeth as tools. Veneers are easy to keep looking their best.
Call Suwanee Family Dentistry
Dental veneers can be an excellent alternative to more extensive cosmetic restorations. They last longer than bonding, cover multiple cosmetic issues, and are easy to care for.
Talking to your family dentist is a great way to start if you are interested in dental veneers. Call Suwanee Family Dentistry at 678-714-2380 to set up an appointment for a consultation. We can help you determine whether veneers are the best choice.