Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that cover the front of the teeth, creating a beautiful new smile. They require the same care as regular teeth but endure much more strength and resilience. They are resistant to staining and will maintain their bright appearance for many years without requiring additional whitening treatments. When treated with porcelain veneers, the teeth will look and feel completely natural, providing a beautiful and noticeable aesthetic improvement.
Even though veneers are made from durable, stain-resistant material, they still require some minor adjustments to be made to your teeth. They will need to be shaved down slightly so they will fit properly over your teeth and not stick out.
Before your procedure begins, your dentist will numb your tooth with a local anesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain during the preparation process. If you do feel nervous, discuss sedation options with your dentist to reduce discomfort and anxiety.
Once your teeth are prepped and ready, your dentist will apply the veneers using a strong cement bonding agent to secure them. This is the final step of the process and will require a special light to activate the bonding agent, so the veneers bond firmly to your teeth. Once the bonding is complete, you will not be able to eat anything while the veneers are hardening. Once they have hardened, you can go back to your normal diet and care routine.
Veneers are just like your natural teeth, so all of the same care rules apply. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily to maintain good dental health before placing restorations. Once they’re in, be sure to brush twice daily for at least two minutes at a time, paying extra attention to the gum line. Avoid hard or chewy foods that can crack the restoration. Be sure to use non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste to help protect your smile. Feel free to schedule regular checkups with your dentist so they can keep an eye on your progress!
Getting veneers is a painless experience when performed by a qualified dentist. They will adjust the fit, so it’s perfect for you and provide you with tips to care for your new smile. Make sure you brush at least twice per day and floss daily to keep your new teeth clean and healthy. Avoid chewing on hard foods to prevent chipping or breaking your veneers. Talk with your dentist about any special care instructions and schedule your next appointment every six months to maintain your oral health.
If you want to learn more about how it can help your oral health, feel free to contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment with our dentist. We’re always here to help your smile stay healthy and happy during the holiday season and beyond!
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