Dental veneers can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers, made of porcelain or resin material, are placed over your existing teeth to change the look of your smile. Veneers can also help protect your teeth from additional damage, and they can last for 10 years or more.
Are dental veneers right for me?
If you have tooth discoloration, misaligned teeth, gaps or other dental issues, veneers might be a good option for you. Talk with your dentist about your specific situation and whether veneers will help you achieve the changes you want.
How are dental veneers applied?
After a consultation with your dentist, you will likely schedule several appointments to complete the veneer application. To prepare your natural teeth for veneers, the dentist may buff a small layer of your teeth to make room for the veneers. After that, your dentist will either apply composite resin veneers, and sculpt them to fit, or take a mold to create porcelain veneers. He or she will check the fit of the porcelain veneers before installing them.
How do I take care of my dental veneers?
While veneers help protect your teeth, they do not prevent decay, so continue with your at-home dental care regimen of brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Use a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft toothbrush. Visit your dentist every six months for check-ups.
In addition, to keep your dental veneers in top shape, avoid chewing on hard objects like your nails or pens. To minimize staining, which can happen along the edges of your veneers, drink through a straw or rinse with water after eating or drinking items that can stain.
To learn more about dental veneers and if they are right for you, contact our Centennial, Colorado dental office. We can schedule your consultation appointment today