Over the years, veneers have become such a wonderful option for dental patients. Since they are applied to the surface of the tooth with tooth colored materials, veneers have the ability to really reflect a natural, toothy grin.
From choosing porcelain or composite veneers, color shade, and more, we can walk with you through the process, step by step.
Why might my dentist recommend veneers?
If your teeth have experienced a good amount of wear and tear, significant discoloration, or irregular shape, your dentist may point you towards veneers.
Veneers can be custom-made and fitted to reflect the appearance of teeth. Having the flexibility to be able to tailor each tooth allows your dentist to really hone in the natural look of your teeth and mouth.
Veneers are not one size fits all.
Your dentist may choose porcelain veneers as your treatment route as they are able to stand up against major staining or discoloration. If your tooth has become chipped, veneers could be a wonderful solution to round-out any uneven edges or replace any compromised portion of your tooth.
One advantage of veneers is that your cosmetic dentist will work with the tooth that is already present. You don’t have to have your entire tooth replaced or tended to.
Veneers are so versatile and can give you that smile you’ve always wanted!
What are the challenges that may come with choosing veneers?
If you happen to be a patient who has major struggles with your gum health, veneers may not be the best choice for you.
If you are someone who grinds his/her teeth at night or clenches your jaw, veneers could become compromised under that amount of pressure.
Your veneers are still susceptible to cracking, chipping, or decay just like regular teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and oral health care needs to continue as a part of your daily habits.
What happens when it’s time to get my veneers?
Like most things in life, getting veneers is a process. However, this is to your advantage!
You do not want your procedure rushed, and by following a step-by-step process, you can ensure that proper planning will produce incredible results!
Dr. Brett Silverman will want to begin with a consultation to review the different teeth that may benefit from veneers. This is a wonderful time for you to share any questions or concerns you may have.
From there, you may be asked to get x-rays to confirm the contour of your teeth and mouth.
You will then have your tooth prepped for the veneer with an impression. A temporary will be placed until it is time for your final veneer to be placed.
You will confirm the type of material you prefer for your veneer, pick the shade that best suits your tooth, and lastly the veneer will be placed and bonded.
Your dentist will let you know if any follow-up appointments need to be made, but once your veneer is placed you should be good to go!
Yeah, but does it hurt to get veneers?
We get it! That’s a fair question! Your mouth will be numbed for the process and other than slight soreness once the numbing wears off, there should not be any lingering pain that an NSAID can’t fix. Veneers truly are a wonderful option for our patients!
As always, the team at Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is here to help.
We understand the personal debate and financial investment that veneers can be for our patients.
Dr. Silverman and the staff at Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry are ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
If veneers are the best option for you, we want to work with you to figure out how to make this procedure happen. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation appointment so we can form a plan to improve the appearance of your smile!