Caring For Your Veneers
Dental veneers feature a resin-composite or porcelain construction and serve as an attachment on top of your tooth to improve its appearance. It is, therefore, one way of restoring smiles with a history of tooth damage. Our dentist will advise you on whether you are eligible for dental veneers after a careful examination of your mouth. Since getting the right dentist for the task is crucial, you can get in touch with us or visit us at Smile Family Dentistry for the installation procedure and further advice.
Factors to Consider While Choosing a Dental Veneer
There are various types of veneers to choose from. We have a color guide to help you choose the right match for your teeth. Durability is another factor to consider. Dental veneers come in different materials. Appearance is also crucial as it enhances your confidence. Choosing the best appearance for you is crucial; we want you to be happy with your new dental veneers.
Types of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers come in either porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers are better in stain resistance and their light reflection matches that of a natural tooth. For composite resin veneers, the dentist will apply several layers before achieving the most natural look. Composite resin veneers are also an excellent choice; however, their stain resistance is lower than that of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers do tend to cost more than composite resin veneers, so that is something to consider.
Dental Veneers Installation Process
Upon an appointment with the dentist, we will examine the condition of your teeth and advise you accordingly. We will then take teeth impressions, which will be sent to the lab for a custom fit veneer molding. The final procedure will be the installation. The dentist will first do the cleanings to get rid of any bacteria that could harm the teeth. The dentist will then grind the surface of the teeth for a rough surface, and finally install the veneer using dental cement to bond.
Dental Veneer Aftercare and Lifespan
You will not require any special veneer treatment after installation other than continuing with your normal oral hygiene routine. It is advisable to continue brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing at least once each day, eat healthily, and avoid food and drinks that could lead to tooth staining like tea, coffee, and berries. The average lifespan of veneers is between 7-15 years while observing preventive dentistry practices. You will likely need to do a replacement of your veneers after that period of time.
Benefits of Using Veneers
The main benefit of veneers is they add to the elegance of your teeth and improve your smile. You can correct several conditions with veneers such as smaller teeth than average, uneven discoloration, chips, cracks, and unusual or uneven tooth shapes. For a comfortable installation process, visit us today at Smile Family Dentistry or call our number 925-825-1130 for assistance.