The process of getting dental veneers can come with many questions. You might be wondering, how long will my veneers last? Do I need to take special care of the veneers? You might just be curious as to why someone would need to get veneers in the first place. To help you make an informed decision about whether veneers are right for you, here is the important information you should know first.
Dental veneers are a very common tool that can be used to repair and correct many different issues relating to your smile. They’re like a hollow covering that can be bonded to existing teeth and are typically made from either porcelain or a composite material, allowing them to appear natural and blend in with your smile. Veneers can be used to correct simple aesthetics like tooth discoloration and more serious complications like bite misalignment or cracked teeth.
Because veneers are molded to cover your existing teeth, the process of getting them happens over the course of several visits to your dentist. First, your dentist will need to assess the problems that you are hoping to repair with the veneers and will need to take X-rays of your teeth to properly make any recommendations before proceeding with the veneers. Next, the teeth that are being covered will need to be prepared by removing portions of the existing enamel so that the veneers will fit properly. You may need to wear temporary veneers before the final coverings are ready.
Veneers are considered permanent and can last for up to 10 years without needing to be adjusted. Once your original teeth have been prepared for the veneers, the effects of that process can not be reversed. Any damage that occurs to your veneers will mean that the covering has to be fully replaced.
Due to their versatility, veneers can be used to treat a wide range of dental concerns including tooth discoloration, cracked or chipped teeth, and even bite misalignments. This means that nearly anyone who is in good dental health can be a candidate for veneers.
Veneers are bonded to existing teeth and rely on healthy gums to stay successfully intact, so patients with serious gum health issues should not consider veneers as an option. Additionally, anyone with a tendency to bite their nails or other habits that could potentially cause damage to their veneers should address these issues before beginning this process.
Veneers are a versatile and permanent solution that can help you restore your smile and repair a number of tooth related problems. You should consult with your dentist to address any additional concerns and determine if veneers are the right choice for you. Dr. Julie Liberman DDS of Great Neck Dental Care NY proudly serves patients of all ages in the Great Neck area, spanning New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Douglaston, Jericho, Roslyn, etc. Book your checkup today to determine if veneers are right for you.
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