Veneers are a terrific way to enhance and brighten your smile. These devices can help mask any imperfections or dullness that has happened to a person’s teeth over the years. Their application happens over the course of two visits. Cicero Family Dental Care has a great deal of experience with the process of veneers and can walk you through the process of enhancing your smile with this device.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are a layer of porcelain placed over a person’s natural teeth. These devices help restore the brightness of a person’s teeth and they cover any cracks, chips or imperfections. They are also great for teeth that cannot be whitened or have stains removed. Veneers are placed only on visible teeth, so they cover only your front teeth. If patients maintain good oral hygiene, they can last 15 or more years.
How Are Veneers Placed On Your Teeth?
To place veneers on your natural teeth, our staff will begin by offering a numbing agent. The next step is to file down the enamel on the teeth where the veneers are being placed. After that, our team makes a mold of your teeth that are used to craft your veneers. That mold is then sent off to a lab. A temporary set of veneers is placed on your teeth until the lab has finished your custom set. Once your veneers return from the lab, a bonding agent is used to place them on your teeth. The whole process takes a couple of weeks, but each of your office visits is about an hour.
What Can You Eat With Veneers?
While you have your temporary veneers, you need to avoid eating any hard foods because temporary veneers are not bonded into your mouth. Avoid chewy and sticky foods as well. After your permanent set is placed and bonded, you can eat almost anything. Take care when eating hard foods that require a great deal of effort to chew or bite because they could crack your veneers. Also avoid foods and drinks that will stain your veneers, like coffee and red wine.
Is Everyone A Candidate For Veneers?
Most people are good candidates for veneers. There are a few exceptions, however. Individuals with gum disease and weak teeth are not good candidates for veneers. You are also not a good candidate if you have health conditions that can cause gum disease, like diabetes. Also, people who have tooth decay are not candidates for veneers. Additionally, people who grind and clench their teeth and jaw should not get veneers.
Are veneers permanent?
Yes, veneers are a permanent device. Veneers are also not reversible if you change your mind and should be considered when in the office visits. Should your veneer become cracked, chipped, or stained it cannot be fixed so it would have to be completely replaced. Maintaining good care of your veneers will ensure a longer lasting device.
Veneers are a great choice for a person who wants to brighten their smile and conceal any imperfections.
Cicero Family Dental Care can answer any questions you may have about the process and walk you through each step of the procedure. Contact us today at (680) 688-6026 to learn more about veneers.