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Dental Veneers: 5 Facts You Should Know Before Treatment

March 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — santaviccadental @ 3:44 pm
Illustration of four veneers being placed on front teeth

When you smile at yourself in the mirror, do you love what you see, or do you wish you could change a few things about the way your teeth look? If the latter is true, your dentist might recommend that you get veneers, a cosmetic treatment that has the potential to significantly enhance the appearance of your teeth. What should you know before you commit to veneers? This blog post explains some important facts.

Veneers Can Correct Multiple Flaws

Veneers are sometimes regarded as an “all in one” cosmetic treatment because they can disguise multiple aesthetic flaws in teeth. For example, they can hide discoloration, chips, cracks, small gaps between the teeth, asymmetrical teeth, and more. Your dentist can let you know for sure whether veneers are a good way to address the specific details of your smile that you would like to change.

Veneers Last a Long Time

Veneers come with a significant upfront cost, but they usually last so long that they can rightly be considered an excellent value. In fact, some people’s veneers endure for 15 – 20 years or longer before replacement becomes necessary.

Veneers Are Not Reversible

During the veneers treatment process, your dentist will have to remove a bit of enamel from your teeth. This step will not harm your oral health. Its purpose is to ensure that your veneers look and feel as natural as possible. However, since dental enamel cannot regrow on its own, your teeth will always need veneers or another type of restoration to protect them. In a sense, then, veneers should be considered a permanent commitment.

Veneers Are Resistant to Stains

Most veneers are made out of porcelain, a nonporous material that is highly resistant to stains. When you have veneers, you should be able to enjoy coffee and other pigmented foods and beverages in moderation without worrying that you will adversely affect the results of your cosmetic treatment.

Your Mouth Should Be Healthy Enough to Support Veneers

Veneers are a purely cosmetic treatment, so before your dentist allows you to get them, you should have a healthy mouth. Things like cavities, gum infections, and severe dental misalignment should all be addressed before you undergo aesthetic procedures. If your oral health has room for improvement, your dentist can design a treatment plan that will help it get back on track. Afterward, you may become a candidate for veneers.

Dental veneers are one of the best ways to transform the appearance of teeth! Talk to your dentist if you have questions about what to expect with this treatment.

Meet the Practice

The team at Santavicca Dental Professionals proudly offers a large range of services, including veneers. We carefully customize each treatment to suit a patient’s preferences and needs. If you are eager to enhance your smile, we are ready to answer your questions and design a treatment plan. Contact our friendly team in Lebanon, NH, at 603-215-7108.

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