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Jan
27

How Veneers Can Fix Your Smile

Posted in Veneers

When you first meet someone, what is one of the first things you notice about them?  Usually it is their smile.  When you feel good about your smile, you will probably keep smiling.  When you don’t feel good about your smile, you are bound to smile less often. This can make it seem like you aren’t having fun or don’t like being around people. Thankfully, porcelain veneers can change that!

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers are made out of thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain to look like a natural tooth.  They cover your front teeth to make all of them match in color, size and shape.

What Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?

  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Worn down teeth with cracks or chips
  • Stained or discolored enamel

What Condition Do Your Teeth and Gums Need to be In to Possibly Get Dental Veneers? 

You might qualify for veneers if your bite is lined up correctly and your smile is free of gum disease. It is also important to make sure your teeth are free of cavities, so that you will have enamel that is healthy enough to support your new veneers. Habits like grinding or clenching should also be addressed.

What is the Process Like for Getting Veneers?

During a dental veneer makeover, you will usually need to go to the dentist for three separate visits.  The first visit will be a consultation to check your teeth and make sure they are healthy enough for the procedure.  The second and third visits are for making and placing the veneers on your teeth.

 Are you ready to try porcelain veneers?  Call your dentist to discuss whether or not you should have them placed to improve your smile.

Posted on behalf of:
Cosmetic Dentist of Hayward
27206 Calaroga Ave #216
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 782-7821

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