Veneers – What are they and what can they do for you?

Veneers – What are they and what can they do for you?

Posted by Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS FAGD on Apr 25 2017, 11:08 AM

What are veneers?

Veneers are one of the most popular procedures cosmetic dentists perform. They are thin, custom shaped layers of porcelain your dentist bonds to front of your teeth. If you have heavily stained or chipped teeth, or small gaps between teeth, veneers can give you the perfect smile you’re looking for. Porcelain is more stain resistant than enamel, it’s and long lasting, and it will give you instant results.

Getting veneers is a two step process. First Dr. Abeyta will take an impression of your teeth. This is used as a blueprint to make them. Since they are custom made, they will be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Once your veneers are ready, you’ll need a second visit to have them installed. When performed by a skilled dentist like Dr. Abeyta, the process is easy and pain-free. They don’t require any kind of special care – just follow your normal routine of brushing and flossing. A non-abrasive toothpaste is, however, advisable. You will also want to avoid putting any unnecessary stress on them. Things like chewing your nails or ice are a bad idea.

How do veneers compare to other cosmetic dentistry procedures?

If your teeth are only slightly stained, teeth whitening may be the best option for you. In cases of minor damage to teeth, bonding may be the way to go. If you have a tooth that is badly misshapen or damaged on the back or sides, a crown may be necessary. Veneers are an intermediate step between bonding and a full crown.

There are a wide range of options available from an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Abeyta, and she can do whatever it takes to give you the smile of your dreams. Call today and schedule an appointment to get on the road to a flawless, beautiful smile.

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