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The Beauty of Dental Veneers

January 23, 2020

Are you self-conscious about your teeth? Problems like crooked, chipped or discolored teeth can be corrected by getting dental veneers to enhance your smile. Veneers are extremely thin covers that are cemented to the front of your teeth. Dental veneers are rising in popularity right now due to their relative affordability in comparison to other restorative treatments.

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There are various types of dental veneers available; each of them has its own pros and cons. We have put together this article for you so that you can understand what your treatment options are when it comes to veneers. Sometimes the hardest part is selecting the type that you want; the actual fitting process is extremely simple and painless.

What are dental veneers?

The word 'veneer' originates from the French word 'fournir', which means 'to furnish'. In the same way that you may have furnished your home to make it more attractive, you can use veneers to furnish your teeth with what they need to enhance their appearance.

Since it is more durable and natural-looking, porcelain makes the most popular choice when it comes to dental veneer materials. Porcelain is extremely resistant to stains and closely resembles the appearance of original teeth.

A dental veneer can be placed on one tooth or multiple teeth. We can even apply a full set to all of your front teeth if desired. Dental veneers are individually designed and measured to precisely match the existing color of your teeth, so they appear completely natural. They are a long-lasting solution to many common cosmetic tooth problems, lasting up to two decades or more, depending upon the material and type. All forms of veneers are created to be very durable. There shouldn't be any limitations regarding what you will be eating or drinking after your veneers are fitted.

What is the fitting process like for dental veneers?

The first step in the process is meeting with us in a consultation so that we can understand your treatment goals and expectations. At this time, we may take photos as a basis of comparison for after your fitting. We may also take x-rays to determine the current condition of your teeth. This is also an occasion to check for conditions like gum disease that must be resolved prior to the placement of your veneers.

What will my results be like?

Although every case is different, most patients are astounded at the difference in their smiles after the placement of their dental veneers.

If you feel that your appearance would be improved with veneers, please reach out to our office at Image Dental & Orthodontics to schedule a consultation and take your smile to the next level with dental veneers.

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