Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain that fit directly over the surface of your natural teeth to transform their appearance. When you admire the seemingly perfect smile of a public figure or celebrity, it’s often a great set of veneers you’re appreciating.
Veneers are an incredibly versatile cosmetic treatment option. They can correct or improve a number of common aesthetic issues at once.
Some of the things dental veneers can improve include:
If you have more than one complaint about the appearance of your smile, veneers can be a good investment as opposed to multiple treatments to address individual issues.
The first step is having a set of dental impressions made to better understand the exact size, shape, and spacing of your teeth. This information allows the dental lab to fabricate a set of veneers that are a perfect fit.
Next, Dr. Khanian removes a small portion of your tooth enamel to make room for the veneers. You receive a temporary set of veneers to wear until your permanent veneers arrive from the lab.
Once your new veneers are ready, you return to have them checked for fit and cemented into place. This completes the process, and you walk out with your new smile ready to share with the world.
Because getting dental veneers involves removing a sliver of your tooth enamel to make room for the veneers, it’s considered a permanent treatment. However, over time your veneers can wear down and will eventually need to be replaced.
You can expect your veneers to last 10 years, even 20 years, depending on your overall dental hygiene routines and how well you care for your veneers. Habits like chewing ice, holding non-food items with your teeth, or nighttime teeth grinding can all reduce the lifespan of your veneers.
Getting a replacement set of veneers requires the same process as your initial set. At that point, if you’d like to change the size, shape, or alignment of your veneers, those adjustments can be made when your new set is fabricated.
Learn more about dental veneers during your next visit at All Smiles Family Dentistry. You can book an appointment by calling the office or requesting one online today.