Most people have heard of dental veneers. You probably know a handful of people who have them. But what are veneers, exactly, and why are they important? We’re here to help break it down for you.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are special coverings placed over the front part of damaged, chipped, or discolored teeth. They are made out of either porcelain or a composite resin material, and look incredibly natural. Porcelain veneers are a good choice because they are strong, long lasting, and natural looking. They also don’t stain. Composite resin veneers typically cost less than porcelain veneers and require fewer visits to the dentist. They are not quite as strong as porcelain, but they are easily replaced.
Who Needs Dental Veneers?
Veneers are an important dental procedure for people who have teeth that are crooked, chipped, stained, misshapen, or who have small gaps between teeth. If you are unhappy with your smile or low self-esteem because of your teeth’s apperance , then dental veneers could be right for you.
How Does the Dental Veneers Process Work?
If you need dental veneers, your dentist will ready your tooth for a veneer by removing a small bit of enamel from the front and sides of the tooth. This makes room for the veneer itself. They will then make a mold of your tooth, in order to help shape the veneer. You will receive a temporary veneer, to wear while a dental lab works to create the custom veneer. At your next visit, your dentist will fit the veneer to your mouth, adjust it as needed, and clean your tooth before bonding the veneer to your tooth.
Veneers are a great choice if you’ve been putting off improving your smile. Because they’re completely natural looking and fit over the tooth itself, they’re a relatively low-maintenance and low-stress option.
If you think dental veneers might be right for you, give our office a call at (718) 509-9152 to speak to our friendly team.Contact Us