Dental veneers are one of the quickest and easiest ways to transform your smile or restore and strengthen damaged teeth. The experienced team at DentalHome, with offices in Duluth and Commerce, Georgia, recommend veneers to hide stained or crooked teeth, and to repair cracked or chipped teeth. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn more about the benefits of veneers.
A dental veneer is a very thin shell made to cover the front side of your teeth. Veneers perfectly hide cosmetic problems and they’re strong enough to restore damaged teeth.
A veneer may be made from composite resin, but porcelain is preferred. Porcelain looks just like your natural teeth, it resists staining, and it’s stronger and more durable than resin.
Your dentist at DentalHome may recommend veneers to:
You can use veneers to hide minor orthodontic problems. For example, veneers can make your teeth look straight without using braces or Invisalign® aligners to straighten them.
You’ll go through a two-step process to get veneers. At your first visit, you’ll get a checkup to be sure you don’t have dental problems like cavities that should be fixed before the veneer is applied.
Your dentist at DentalHome also prepares the teeth receiving the veneers by removing just enough enamel to make room for attaching the veneer. Some types of veneers are so thin you may not need this step.
After your teeth are prepped, your dentist makes an impression of your teeth, which is used to make the veneers. If some of your enamel was removed, you’ll wear temporary veneers while you wait. The final step is permanently bonding the veneers to your teeth.
With proper care, porcelain veneers can last for decades, just like your natural tooth enamel. However, they may need to be replaced if they chip or crack or if your gums recede and the veneer no longer fits properly.
Your veneers will last longer if you follow these guidelines:
If you notice your veneer is damaged, come in to see your dentist at DentalHome. Even a slight crack in the veneer can let food particles and bacteria get under the veneer and cause tooth decay.
To improve your smile with veneers, call DentalHome or schedule an appointment online today.