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What are veneers?
Veneers are natural-looking, tooth-shaped shells that lie directly on top of your natural teeth. Veneers can help improve teeth that are:
- Unevenly or irregularly shaped
- Gapped teeth
- Cracked, chipped, or visibly worn
Veneers are a permanent smile correction. If you’re a candidate for veneers, you can change the type of veneers at a later date or replace those that wear out, but you can’t return to your natural, non-veneered teeth. Veneers are considered irreversible.
Why should I get veneers?
Veneers are fashioned from natural-looking porcelain or high-quality composite materials. They not only improve the look of your current smile, but they also resist stains so that you never have to worry about what you eat or drink again. As long as you brush and floss twice a day and come to Inspira Advanced Dentistry at least twice a year for a professional cleaning, your veneers can improve your smile for many years.
Because veneers are cemented in place, they also strengthen your natural teeth. If you have a chip or crack in your tooth, a veneer is a stronger and longer-lasting correction than bonding.
What happens when I get veneers?
If you’re a candidate for veneers, your dentist cleans your teeth, gives you a mild anesthetic, and then lightly buffs your teeth so they can accommodate the thin veneer shells. They take a mold of your prepared teeth and send it to the lab along with recommendations for correcting your aesthetic concerns.
Your veneers are custom-designed to harmonize with your facial features and skin tone. Your dentist’s expert eye allows them to choose the right tooth shape, length, width, and shade to give you a beautiful smile. Until your custom-designed veneers are ready, you wear temporary veneers.
Within weeks, you return to Inspira Advanced Dentistry for your permanent veneers. Your dentist first checks the fit and adjusts the color, if necessary. Once the veneers are perfect, your dentist cements them in place. They seal the bond with a laser light treatment. You can walk out of the office with a beautiful new smile in under two hours.
To determine if you’re a candidate for veneers, contact Inspira Advanced Dentistry by phone or request an appointment online today.