Smiling should feel good. If your smile makes you self-conscious, you’ll want to consider veneers. Durable, long-lasting, and the answer to many aesthetic complaints, veneers provide your smile with an instant upgrade. Consider Sophi Nabavi, DMD, at Corpus Christi Advanced Dentistry, in Corpus Christi, Texas, if you’re thinking about veneers. If you seek an experienced professional who listens to you and takes your needs seriously, call today or schedule an appointment online with Corpus Christi Advanced Dentistry.
Dental veneers are extremely thin shells permanently placed over the tooth to create a healthier, brighter, straighter smile. The two kinds of dental veneers are made of porcelain or resin composite. While the dentist creates composite veneers in the office, porcelain veneers are made in a lab.
Veneers benefit many patients. Most frequently, patients choose veneers for cosmetic reasons. Veneers close gaps, even tooth length, and equalize the size of teeth. They cover stains and create a straight, even, uniform smile.
Veneers offer a functional solution as well. Patients with minor cracks or chips in their teeth can use veneers to restore the full function of their teeth and protect their teeth from decay.
While porcelain veneers can chip or crack, they usually don’t unless misused. Any activities that could damage your natural teeth can damage veneers.
Veneers aren’t recommended for molars, as they need more strength to chew, so a crown is a better choice for those teeth.
Veneers last 10 years or longer, as long as you take good care of them. Since veneers are stain-resistant, it’s crucial to take care of your surrounding teeth. Otherwise, your veneers can appear brighter over time.
The only reason to replace veneers is if they’re chipped or cracked. Chipped or cracked veneers require replacing because there are no other ways of fixing the chip or crack once a tooth is covered by a veneer.
Veneers are not reversible. When fitting your teeth with veneers, your dentist must remove part of the natural tooth to allow the veneers to sit flush with your gums and blend with the rest of your smile. Because of this process, the only way to fix veneers is to replace them with new veneers. However, most patients are delighted with their veneers.
You shouldn’t feel any pain when getting veneers. Your dentist will take great care to numb the area so that the process is pain-free. You’ll feel pressure when the veneers are applied.
Veneers provide an instant upgrade of your teeth: brightening, straightening, and providing an overall new look to your smile.
When you’re ready to reveal a spectacular new smile, call or make an appointment online with Corpus Christi Advanced Dentistry.