Teeth veneers help to improve the appearance of your smile as well as the functioning of your teeth. A veneer is an extremely thin piece of ceramic that fits over a tooth to disguise minor imperfections. You may be an ideal candidate for teeth veneers in the following situations:
- You have brown or yellow staining on your teeth that is resistant to teeth whitening efforts
- One or more of your teeth are chipped or cracked
- There is a noticeable gap between two of your teeth that makes you feel self-conscious
- One or a few of your teeth are misshapen or misaligned
Teeth veneers are a non-invasive cosmetic enhancement that will help you feel more confident in your smile and appearance.
The Process of Receiving Teeth Veneers
Dr. Phelan of Exquisite Smiles first needs to conduct an oral exam to ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure. The tooth receiving the veneer must be strong enough to hold dental cement and the veneer firmly in place. Before Dr. Phelan places the veneer, he must remove up to one-eighth of a millimeter of tooth enamel to make sure that it fits appropriately. Removing the enamel also ensures that the treated tooth doesn’t protrude out further than the others do. He completes the entire procedure in two appointments.
Caring for Your New Veneer
After Dr. Phelan secures your new veneer to your affected tooth, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene habits so that it lasts as long as possible. One of the major benefits of teeth veneers is that they resist staining, unlike your natural teeth. As long as you brush your teeth regularly and don’t subject the treated tooth to unnecessary risks, you can expect the veneer to last up to 10 years. We encourage you to contact us with questions or to schedule a consultation.