Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or resin composite material that are bonded to the front teeth. They hide cosmetic flaws, such as chips, cracks, stains, and even minor misalignment, resulting in a flawless smile. Veneers are one of the simplest cosmetic dental restorations, considering the short treatment duration and the procedure.
Are veneers right for me?
Many patients can benefit from the placement of veneers, including the following:
- Uneven teeth
- Teeth that are too short or too long
- Teeth with teeth that are unevenly large
- Teeth with displeasing gaps
- Teeth that are naturally misshapen
- Teeth that are misaligned
- Teeth that have chips or cracks
Do veneers stain?
Veneers are stain-resistant, but not stain-proof. Just like your natural teeth, you should avoid foods and drinks that stain, including red wine, coffee, and tea. If you consume these foods or drinks, brush your teeth as soon as possible and use a straw to drink them.
Veneers are also prone to staining from smoking. If you smoke, quitting as soon as possible will help prevent discoloration. Veneers are not permanent, so you will need to have them replaced at some point.
Will I need to remove teeth for veneers?
No, in most cases, you will not require any teeth to be removed for veneers. However, some patients may need teeth cleaning before receiving veneers. If your teeth are misaligned, your dentist may recommend braces to correct your bite. Once your teeth are aligned, veneers can seal them in place.
What is the procedure?
When you visit us for veneer placement, we will diagnose your condition and determine your candidacy. A digital scan will be taken to prepare the impression of your tooth, which will be used to fabricate the restoration. It may take a few days for the veneer to be made in a dental laboratory. Once done, we will bond it to your tooth using dental adhesives and take a bite test.
How do I care for veneers?
Veneers are stain-resistant. However, you will want to maintain daily hygiene and keep your smile healthy. Brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing with mouthwash will keep your smile healthy. Also, avoid biting into anything too hard, as they may damage your veneers.
To find out more about the dental services offered at North End Dental, call (719) 471-1900 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 1705 N, Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.