What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin, porcelain wafers that are placed over the surfaces of teeth to address a number of cosmetic issues. Unlike crowns that cover the entire tooth, veneers are used to cover the surface of the teeth so there is less preparation and minimal loss of the natural tooth involved.
Veneers vs. Other Cosmetic Procedures
Veneers cover a world of cosmetic concerns. They are often used to cover chips and cracks in the surface of the tooth, providing not only an aesthetic improvement but also helping to protect the nerves inside the tooth. They can also be used to address minor spacing and alignment issues and to cover severe tooth staining that doesn’t respond to whitening treatments. Veneers are usually only used on teeth that are visible near the front of your mouth, where patients have the most cosmetic concerns.
What to Expect When You Receive Veneers
It is necessary for your dentist to remove a small portion of the enamel on the teeth that will be getting veneers to make space for them. An impression will be made of your teeth so the veneers can be crafted to fit perfectly. When the veneers are ready, your dentist will bond them to your teeth and make any necessary adjustments so they look and feel natural. No special care is required for your veneers. Simply brush and floss each day and see your dentist regularly to maintain your great results.
Ideal Candidates for Veneers
Before you get veneers, your dentist will want to ensure that your teeth and gums are otherwise healthy. Some patients who grind or clench their teeth may not be the ideal patient to receive veneers, as you can cause damage to the veneers. After a thorough exam, your dentist may recommend veneers or other cosmetic cases to enhance your smile, such as teeth whitening, or crowns.
Dr. Kwiatkowski: Grafton’s Choice for Dental Veneers
In many cases, patients who receive veneers do so because they are afraid to smile or worried about the appearance of their teeth. Veneers, while they are cosmetic, do wonders to brighten your smile and make you feel more confident. If you have questions about veneers or wish to have a consultation with a dentist, contact our Grafton dental office at 262-377-0852. You may also contact us online.