Are you dissatisfied with your smile? You may want to consider veneers. Veneers are made of porcelain and specially shaped to fit an individual patient’s teeth. They’ll look natural, straight, and bright. But how do veneers work? Read below to find out.
How Do Veneers Work?
Your dentist will bond your veneers to your natural teeth, and they will stay in place for decades with proper care. In just two appointments, you will have a new smile that is both natural-looking and cosmetically appealing. Consider what you’ll experience before, during, and after choosing veneers . . .
Are veneers right for you? They will solve a number of cosmetic dental problems, such as:
- Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Reducing teeth’s stains or discoloration
- Correcting teeth that are crooked, misshapen, or uneven
- Restoring a smile’s radiance
If these problems sound familiar, consider veneers! You’ll want to schedule an appointment with your dentist to discuss your case, and if you decide on veneers, he or she will fit you for your new smile and help you pick out your shade of white.
If you grind your teeth, this is the time to let your dentist know. Grinding your teeth creates a lot of pressure on your veneers, which could damage them. You may need to wear a bite guard at night to reduce this pressure.
After your consultation, your veneers will be constructed specifically for you, and then you return for a second appointment to have them bonded. Veneers require your teeth to be reshaped/shaved down. This process may feel new or strange, but shouldn’t cause you any discomfort.
Your dentist will then bond the veneers to your natural teeth, and voila!—you have a brand new smile that looks natural and radiant.
You can enjoy your new, bright smile for up to 20 years before you’ll need to replace your veneers. In the meantime, take good care of them by brushing and flossing normally and avoiding coffee, tea, red wine, and other teeth-staining agents (they won’t stain your veneers, but your veneers won’t match your natural teeth if they become stained!). Don’t worry about damaging your veneers while you brush, floss, or eat—they are much stronger than you might think!
Looking for an experienced, reliable, and friendly dentist? If you live in or near Springfield, Missouri, contact Wilkinson Dental. Dr. Wilkinson and his team will give you the personalized treatment you deserve using state-of-the-art technology. For exceptional and comprehensive dental care, schedule your first appointment today by calling 417-708-0556 or requesting an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you!