Are Veneers Right for Me?

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Most people have heard of veneers but don’t really understand what they are and would be hard-pressed to define the term. Let’s dig a little deeper so you are armed with the knowledge you need to determine if veneers might be right for you.

What Are Veneers?

Made from porcelain or a composite resin material, dental veneers are natural-looking coverings placed over the front part of damaged teeth. Porcelain veneers are often preferred because of their durability, natural appearance, and reputation for not staining.

Composite resin veneers are typically less expensive than porcelain veneers and not quite as strong, but they are easier to apply over your teeth and require fewer visits to the dentist. Veneers are a permanent procedure, and they can be applied after two relatively quick appointments at your dentist’s office.

How Do I Get Veneers?

The application of veneers is straightforward. First, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to make room for the veneer covering. They will also make a tooth mold, which will be used to help shape the final veneer. While the final veneer is being created in the lab you will receive a temporary veneer. At your second visit, your dentist will fit your veneer onto your tooth and adjust it before permanently bonding the two together.

Do I Need Veneers?

If your teeth are chipped, crooked, stained, or spaced too far apart, veneers can improve your smile and help you live life with more self-confidence. If you suffer from any of these problems, the time is right to get help! With just two visits to your dentist, veneers can greatly improve your life in a myriad of ways.

If you think dental veneers might be right for you, contact us to schedule a consultation!


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