Improve the look of your teeth with dental veneers that bond to the front surface of each tooth to repair chips, cracks, and discoloration. Dr. Tim and his team of dental professionals are experienced at veneer placement and other dental techniques to help you achieve a gorgeous smile.
Dental veneers are designed to improve the appearance of your teeth, so they are ideal for people with discolored, cracked, chipped or pitted tooth enamel. The consistent shape and smooth surface give you an even smile line, so veneers can repair the look of uneven teeth.
You might also get veneers to eliminate gaps between teeth since they can be used to make teeth slightly larger. Veneers work best in a healthy mouth, so your teeth and gums should be free of decay or periodontal disease. Veneers can be placed on a single tooth or on multiple teeth, so you can discuss how many you want with your dentist before application.
Getting dental veneers is a fairly straightforward procedure. Each tooth to be treated is measured and the veneers are customized specifically for your teeth. When the veneers are ready, your dentist removes a layer of surface enamel from each tooth and carefully cements the veneers onto the teeth. Veneers can be made of porcelain or a resin composite material, and they’re extremely thin, so you shouldn’t notice any difference in your mouth when talking or eating.
Once placed, your veneers resist staining better than your natural enamel, so your smile stays bright over time. If you grind your teeth, you might need to wear a mouth guard after getting veneers to prevent damage. Veneers can last up to 15 years, and you can have them replaced after they eventually wear down
If you’re debating between getting dental veneers or crowns, the amount of tooth damage is usually the determining factor. Crowns cover the entire tooth, while veneers just cover the front surface. Getting crowns typically requires more removal of the outer surface of the tooth. If your concerns are mostly cosmetic, veneers improve the overall appearance of your smile. Crowns are intended to correct more extensive damage and provide protection for your tooth.
Implants are another dental procedure used to achieve a better smile, but these are typically reserved for cases of serious damage that requires full removal of the affected tooth. Implants completely replace the tooth instead of fitting over an existing tooth.
If your teeth look slightly stained or discolored but aren’t chipped or broken, professional whitening might be another option to consider. Teeth whitening doesn’t permanently change your teeth, while veneers require some enamel removal. Our dental team can help determine which option is right for your particular situation.
To learn more about whether veneers are the right option for you or to schedule an appointment at our Lakewood office, give us a call at 0112152292 / 0759601460 or fill out our online contact form.
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