What are veneers?
Veneers are thin shells that are bonded to your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are usually made from porcelain or plastic. They are customized to fit your smile and cemented to the surface of your teeth.
What issues can veneers correct?
Veneers can correct a variety of cosmetic issues. Because veneers completely cover the surface of your teeth, they are often used to hide stains and discolorations. They can also hide cracks or chips in teeth.
In addition to covering up unsightly cracks and stains, veneers are also sometimes used to correct unevenly spaced teeth, or even correct the appearance of crooked or broken teeth. Veneers can be placed on each individual tooth, so they can be used to treat specific areas or your entire smile.
The benefits of veneers
There are many benefits to choosing veneers.
- They are customized so they can be created to give you a beautiful, natural looking smile. Veneers come in individually customized colors, shapes, and sizes.
- Both plastic and porcelain veneers can cover unsightly stains. Porcelain veneers are particularly resistant to future stains as well.
- Veneers can last for many years if they are well taken care of. Porcelain veneers, in particular, can last for over 10 years.
- The process to attach veneers to your teeth is relatively painless and doesn’t require anesthesia.
What is the process like?
If you choose veneers from O’Brien Dental Care, you’ll visit the office for 3 appointments. At the first appointment your teeth will be prepared for veneers and a mold will be taken of your teeth. Then the mold will be used to create your veneers at a special lab.
Once the veneers are ready, you’ll come in for a second appointment. At this appointment, the veneers will be temporarily attached to your teeth to evaluate the color, shape, and fit. When everything looks and feels right, they will be permanently cemented to your teeth. A few weeks later, you’ll need a follow up appointment to check the veneers and make sure everything is in place.
If you’re interested in improving your smile with veneers, schedule an appointment today.