At Dental Solutions of Mississippi, we are head over heels for veneers; veneers are possibly the most wondrous dental invention since floss! Why? There is almost nothing veneers can’t do! They are a conservative solution for teeth that are discolored, misshapen, too rounded, too squared, chipped, pitted, or misaligned. They can provide you with a smile that you’re confident to share with the world without having to endure a lengthy, involved, procedure.
What Exactly Are Veneers?
Veneers are ultra-thin shells (usually made from porcelain) that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth that are visible when you smile. They can be made to match the color of your teeth or you can elect to have lighter veneers placed to give you a bright, white smile. Best of all, they look completely natural.
How Are Veneers Placed?
If your dentist determines that you are a good candidate for veneers, then you can expect the following procedures to take place:
- First, your dentist will prepare your tooth as needed to ensure that the veneer will look and feel natural once it’s placed.
- An impression of your tooth will be taken and sent to a lab where your customized veneer will be made.
- When it’s time for your veneer to be placed, your dentist will trim and adjust its shape before permanently bonding it to your tooth.
What Are the Benefits?
In addition to being such a versatile cosmetic and restorative option, porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, long-lasting (ranging from seven to 15 years), and a non-invasive option for improving your smile. Veneers are also easy to care for. Simply brush, floss, and see your dentist as recommended.
Veneers aren’t for everyone. Habits such as chewing on ice, grinding or clenching teeth, or biting nails could cause a veneer to become dislodged. Those with insufficient enamel or poor dental health may also have better results with other restorative options. Only a qualified dentist can determine a patient’s candidacy.
If you’d like to meet with one of our dentists to find out if you are a candidate for veneers, contact our office today. We proudly serve the dental needs of patients in Canton, Mississippi, and the surrounding areas.