Dental Tips Blog

Sep
15

3 Facts About Dental Veneers

Posted in Veneers

Giving some thought to enhancing your smile with a little help from dental veneers? Then this is just what you need to get a better idea of what to expect!

Dental Veneers Give An Instant Smile Boost

It does take a little time to design your new smile with veneers, but they will give you faster results than whitening and braces do! Veneers are placed to just the fronts of the top front teeth. This can even out teeth that are gapped, chipped, a little twisted, or deeply stained. They can give your smile a more even appearance within a matter of a couple weeks.

Dental Veneers Are Custom Made

Dental veneers are not cookie-cutter restorations. This means that they aren’t the paste-on white squares some people think they are. Rather, you decide how you want your smile to look, first. Your dentist will then help you choose the number, color, size, and shape of the veneers that will best suit your smile.

Your teeth are matched for a fit, and then a mold is sent to a lab with directions so that your veneers fit perfectly as you expected.

Dental Veneers Last Longer Than Dental Bonding

Bonding is a popular option for repairing small chips on front teeth. But if the fracture is not too big, then a veneer may be just right for you. Dental bonding needs to be updated, but a veneer should last much longer.

Your dentist will give you personalized recommendations for restoration solutions. A professional examination will help you understand even better what your smile needs to stand out in a crowd! Call your local dental office today to set up a consultation for dental veneers.

Posted on behalf of:
The Newport Beach Dentist
1901 Westcliff Drive #6
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 646-2481

Oct
2

What You Should Know About Dental Veneers

If you are not satisfied with the look of your smile, you should know about the benefits of dental veneers which are thin porcelain shells that are used by cosmetic dentists to solve a variety of cosmetic dental issues such as misaligned, discolored, or misshapen teeth.  Porcelain veneers are a translucent tooth colored material that look like natural, pearly white teeth and the best part is that you can have a great looking smile with dental veneers in just a few visits to your cosmetic dentist.

If you teeth are healthy and in good condition but cosmetically imperfect, you are probably a good candidate for dental veneers.  At your initial appointment, your dentist will confirm whether or not dental veneers would be a good choice for you.  Placement of dental veneers requires that a layer of enamel be removed from the surface of your natural teeth to allow the veneer to fit properly and look natural.  Once veneers have been placed, you cannot simply have them removed.  You will always need to have veneers, a cap, or some other dental restoration to protect the tooth.

Veneers can be done in about two appointments.  At the first appointment, your dentist will prepare the surface of your teeth and take impressions that will be used to custom make your veneers in the lab.  A few weeks later, you will return to your dentist to have the completed veneers bonded in place.  When you leave the dentist’s office that day, you will have a bright new attractive smile!

With ordinary care, your new veneers will last about ten years before they will need to be replaced.  Keep this in mind because veneers can be a little expensive and are usually not covered by insurance.  Talk to your cosmetic dentist to see if dental veneers are right for you and you could be enjoying a beautiful new smile in just a few weeks.

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