A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is bonded to the front of your teeth. They provide the same function as dental crowns, but they can be used to treat a wider variety of cosmetic concerns. They can be used to cover chips, cracks, stains, and discoloration. They can also close spaces between teeth. They can last for many years with good care.

What Is the Process to Get Dental Veneers?

First, the dentist prepares the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel from the tooth surface. An impression is taken of the prepared teeth, which is sent to a professional dental laboratory where a custom veneer is fabricated. The dentist places the veneer on the tooth to examine its fit and appearance. The dentist may make any adjustments necessary to fine-tune the fit before permanently bonding the veneer to the tooth.

Dental veneers are a very popular aesthetic treatment option because they are natural looking and are often a great solution for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile. Dental veneers make it possible to correct cosmetic flaws like discolored, uneven, or misaligned teeth without braces.

What Are the Benefits of Veneers?

The benefits of veneers are numerous and vary from person to person, depending on their specific goals and needs. However, some of the main advantages of getting dental veneers include the following:

  • Improved confidence
  • Easier tooth care
  • Stain-resistant teeth
  • Straighter smile
  • Age-defying appearance
  • Healthier mouth

Being able to enjoy all of these benefits and more with very minimal effort is one of the primary reasons why so many people choose to get dental veneers.

How To Care for Veneers?

Using a toothbrush and floss, you can maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day to remove plaque from your teeth. While your veneers should last for many years, they can chip or crack with excessive force when you bite down on hard foods, such as nuts or candy. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist may recommend you wear a night guard to protect the surface of your natural teeth as well as your veneers. Your dentist will schedule a follow-up appointment to evaluate the placement of the veneer.

Are you interested in restoring your smile with dental veneers? Want to find out if you are a good candidate for dental veneers? Call us at Shepherd Dental or Schedule an Online Appointment.


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