Read on to learn more about dental veneers, their benefits, and if they’d be a good solution for you.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made coverings that are placed over the front surface of your teeth. They are usually made of porcelain or composite resin that’s designed to look like natural teeth. People typically decide to get veneers to improve the aesthetic appearance of their teeth to correct various cosmetic concerns like discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, or crooked teeth.
What are the Benefits?
Whether you have concerns with discoloration, stains, damage, misalignment, or gaps, dental veneers can give you a brighter, more even, and more radiant smile.
Dental veneers are designed with durable materials, such as porcelain. With proper care and maintenance, veneers can last for many years.
Dental veneers are designed to look like natural teeth, with the same color, shape, and translucency. Porcelain veneers are especially good at replicating the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth.
If you’re considering dental veneers, they do require minimal removal of tooth structure.
Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains from coffee, tea, red wine, and other beverages that are known to discolor natural teeth or composite. This means that your new smile will stay bright and beautiful for a long time.
If you have something specific in mind, Dental veneers are perfect for you because they can be customized to meet your needs and preferences, including the shape, size, and color of your teeth. We’ll work with you to design a smile that complements your natural features and enhances your overall appearance.
Most Common Questions
Still have some questions when it comes to dental veneers? Here are the most common questions we get asked about dental veneers:
What are dental veneers made of?
Dental veneers are usually made of either porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain veneers are more durable, look more natural and are an investment in your smile. We typically do not recommend composite veneers because they can stain and do not last as long.
How are dental veneers applied?
The process of getting dental veneers usually involves two to three visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. Then, the dentist will take impressions of the teeth to create the veneers. You will leave in custom temporaries made just for you.
Then, during the following visit(s), the veneers are tried in and bonded onto the teeth using a special adhesive.
Is getting Veneers uncomfortable?
The process of getting dental veneers is minimally invasive. Local anesthesia is used during the tooth preparation process to minimize discomfort. Some patients may experience sensitivity or discomfort after the veneers are placed, but this should go away within a few days.
How long do dental veneers last?
With proper care, good oral hygiene habits, and regular dental check-ups and maintenance, dental veneers last for many years.
Porcelain veneers can last for 10-15 years or more, while composite resin veneers usually last for 5 years.
Can I still eat and drink normally with dental veneers?
Yes, you can still eat and drink normally with porcelain veneers. They are made to be stain resistant even against drinks like tea, coffee, and wine. However, it is recommended to avoid biting into hard foods or using your teeth as tools to prevent damage to the veneers.
Can dental veneers be removed?
It is possible for dental veneers to be removed, but the process may damage the underlying tooth. If you are considering getting veneers, it is important to talk to your dentist about the long-term implications of the procedure.
Will my dental veneers look natural?
Yes, dental veneers are designed to look like natural teeth. The color, shape, and size of the veneers can be customized to match your natural teeth and enhance your smile.
Metro Smiles and Veneers
Overall, dental veneers offer a wide range of benefits for people who want to improve the appearance of their teeth and improve their smiles. If you’re thinking dental veneers are for you, schedule a consultation with us and we will answer your questions and customize an amazing Smile design just for you.
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