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After you’ve made sure that your mouth is healthy, Dr. Marable can offer a number of services that can leave your smile looking brighter and more attractive overall. Is there a small crack you want to hide? Are you embarrassed by yellow teeth? Are there just too many flaws to know where to start? Thanks to porcelain veneers, we have a way to seamlessly erase these issues and leave a dazzling grin in its place. Call our practice today to set up an appointment to learn more.
A veneer is simply a thin cover for the front of your tooth. You can think of it like a crown, except it only covers one side of the enamel instead of the whole thing. By hiding the tooth entirely from view, we can make any number of cosmetic flaws virtually disappear. Each veneer plan is personalized based on the changes the patient wants to make. Sometimes only a single veneer is needed; other times you need six or eight, and in still other cases you’ll need enough to cover every visible tooth.
Porcelain veneers are a good choice for making the following corrections:
We generally recommend veneers over other cosmetic treatments if there are numerous flaws that you want to address all at once. Before beginning the procedure, we’ll have to make sure that your teeth have enough enamel to support the veneers.
First of all, small amounts of enamel have to be shaved off of the tooth in order to make room for the veneer. Then we can take impressions of the tooth and send them to a dental lab, where they can carefully customize your restorations so that they’ll blend in with your other teeth once in place. Until your veneers are ready, you’ll wear temporary restorations to protect your teeth and keep your smile looking nice. The permanent veneers are placed on the teeth during your second visit after last-minute adjustments have been made.
For the first few days of wearing veneers, your teeth may be more sensitive than normal, but this will fade over time. Try to avoid hot or cold foods as much as possible during this period. After that, you can take care of your veneers by continuing to brush and floss like you would your natural teeth. Do not chew on anything hard like ice, as that can very easily damage your veneers. We can check on the status of your veneers during regular checkups.