What are veneers and how are they placed?
Made from porcelain or a ceramic resin material, veneers are strong, thin prosthetic caps that are placed on the top and sides of teeth, recreating their size, shape, and color. Our dentist will help you determine which material option will best suit your smile needs and goals.
After our dentist confirms that your teeth are healthy enough for veneer treatment, a small amount of your enamel will be removed, and an impression will be taken of the area. You’ll have temporary veneers placed while your final versions are crafted by our laboratory professionals, and once the final versions are complete, we’ll have you return to our office for placement. We’ll ensure that your permanent veneers fit well, have the shade and size you’re looking for, and will make any necessary adjustments before cementing them in place. It’s important to note that this process is permanent and once the enamel has been removed, it cannot be replaced.
Are there any foods I can’t eat with veneers & what kind of care do they need?
While veneers are highly stain-resistant, to keep them looking great, it’s best to minimize your intake of staining foods and drinks. You should also avoid biting on hard objects, using your teeth to open things, and chewing on your nails.
In terms of care, they should receive the same treatment as natural teeth with twice-daily brushing, once-daily flossing, and regular checkups and cleanings. When cared for carefully and diligently, many patients report that their veneers last for an average of 10 years or more.
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