If you’re looking for a solution to teeth that are stained, gapped, misaligned or chipped, veneers are an excellent choice. They're attractive and easy to apply, offering correction that’s more substantial than whitening provides without replacing your natural teeth. While they’re not permanent, they can last a long time with good oral hygiene, and improve and support your smile quickly and simply.
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are composed of either thin, stain-resistant porcelain or from composite dental resin. Regardless of the material they are made from, veneers are cemented on the front surface of teeth. They’re simple to place on your teeth, and immediately will improve the appearance of your teeth cosmetically as well as restoratively.
Typically, your dentist will create an impression of your teeth, creating a model for the veneer. Then our dental team will examine a tooth color guide to choose the most natural color match for your veneers with your teeth. The veneers themselves will be made in a dental lab. Once received at your dental office, they are then cemented onto your teeth.
Veneers essentially add a new layer of enamel to your teeth, so you can achieve the ideal color and shape you want to beautify your smile. At Integrated Dentistry, we use porcelain veneers; we can offer prepless porcelain veneers that require no modification at all to your existing teeth.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Usually, veneers last 10 to 15 years. But precisely how long they last depends on the type of veneer and your own good oral care. Both can help with extending the life of your veneers.
Veneers are considered to be long lasting, but not permanent. Still, they offer a long term benefit that greatly enhances your appearance and your overall dental health, and are an easy way to achieve the most attractive smile.
While you cannot remove veneers once applied, they are simple to replace when they wear out.
Good Oral Hygiene Extends Veneer Life
Remember, extending the life of your veneers depends on simply caring for them, just as you would for your natural teeth. Just be sure to brush and floss twice each day and make sure you schedule regular six-month appointments with your skilled dentist for those all-important regular check-ups and cleanings.
Maintaining good oral hygiene also includes avoiding some things in order to preserve your veneers’ longevity, including high-sugar foods like sodas or hard candy, chewing on ice or your fingernails, or using your teeth to open envelopes or a package.
Are You Ready to Learn More About Applying Veneers?
Whether you’re considering a full set of veneers or just a single veneer, our dental team is here and ready to help. Our experienced dental professionals are skilled in both cosmetic and restorative dentistry, including the application of veneers. And our prepless veneers make applying veneers easier than ever.
So, are you ready to learn more about veneers or schedule an appointment? Just reach out to us today, and let us help you transform your smile and make it more beautiful than ever!