If your teeth have begun wearing down or you have a chipped or broken tooth, you may think dentures or crowns are your only answer. Instead, though, you may want to consider veneers. Veneers can be an ideal solution for addressing irregularities with teeth. The veneer dental procedure is simple and takes just a few trips to our Sun City dental office. To learn more about veneers and whether they are right for you, read on.
A veneer is a thin piece of resin or plastic applied to the front of a tooth to make it look better. Each veneer is custom-made to fit your tooth, ensuring a perfect fit. They essentially act as a mask, covering up imperfections. Getting veneers is a permanent procedure that cannot be undone, and they will often last for more than a decade.
People choose to have veneers placed on their teeth for a number of reasons. The most common include:
Often people choose to get veneers instead of seeking a different sort of treatment, such as teeth whitening or getting a crown. The advantages of getting veneers include improving your smile, which many people want to do, and treating a small problem with relatively little hassle. If you have more serious dental issues, veneers may not be the answer.
Contacting our Sun City dental office about veneers is the first step. We will set up a consultation with you to discuss your options, such as whether to get resin or porcelain veneers. Most people opt for the latter. You will explain your reasons for wanting veneers, and our dentist will come up with a treatment plan.
Then you will undergo two appointments to actually have the veneers measured and placed. Putting them on requires the removal of a laser-thin layer of tooth enamel. Then the dentist will create an impression of your teeth to make the veneers.
It takes a few weeks for the veneers to be made. Once the dentist has received them, you will come in for another appointment to have the veneers bonded to your teeth.
For the most part, caring for veneers means following your current oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing regularly. We recommend you avoid beverages that could stain the veneers, such as coffee, tea and red wine. Also, do not chew ice or other hard things, such as candy, to avoid chipping the veneers.
If you want to brighten your smile and cover up small imperfections in your teeth, getting veneers can address these issues. Get in touch with our dental office today to discuss your options and make an appointment. We can help improve your smile with just one phone call.