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If you’re not smiling much because your teeth are chipped, misaligned, or discolored, then porcelain veneers in Woodstock may be the solution for you. Veneers can restore the appearance of your teeth and cover minor imperfections that make you reluctant to smile. If your teeth are in good health overall, but you have visible imperfections that make you self-conscious about your smile, then call our Woodstock office and let us help you.
Are Porcelain Veneers a Good Product?
Veneers have been used for years to mask minor imperfections in teeth that were otherwise in good condition. Veneers are permanently affixed to the surface of your teeth, so there’s no risk of them moving around or falling off. They have the appearance of your natural teeth and they function in the same manner. Veneers are excellent choices for cosmetic dentistry, and they are appropriate for the following types of issues:
Size and shape: If your teeth are chipped, you can become very self-conscious, especially during an important event such as a job interview or a family function. Only you and your dentist will know that you’re wearing properly fitted veneers, and you’ll have the whiter, more even teeth that you’ve always wanted. If your teeth are too short because you grind your teeth, veneers can correct that. Minor shape issues can also be corrected, so be sure to tell your dentist about all the issues you want to be corrected.
Tooth color: Although veneers can be matched to your natural porcelain teeth, they can also be several shades whiter. Lifestyle habits such as smoking, and drinking coffee or wine, and taking some types of medications can cause your teeth to become dull or discolored. Ask your dentist about the options for whitening your smile with dental veneers. Call our Woodstock office to schedule an appointment today.
Alignment and spacing: If your teeth are misaligned or there are small spaces between them, dental veneers can correct these issues and provide you with gleaming, even teeth. Particularly if commercial whitening products haven’t worked well for you, veneers can whiten your teeth quickly.
During your initial consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth to determine whether you’re a good candidate for veneers. You’ll also be provided with a detailed breakdown of your porcelain veneers cost so that you’ll know the fees that you’ll incur. We don’t want our patients to forego the porcelain veneers procedures they need, so if budgetary constraints are an issue, ask about the payment options that will cover your porcelain veneers cost.
During the appointment for your porcelain veneers procedure in our office, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth so that your veneers will fit snugly. Sometimes, it’s necessary to remove about 1mm of surface enamel from your teeth in order for the veneers to adhere properly. This procedure is painless, and it’s necessary for proper adhesion of the veneers.
How Does a Veneer Differ from a Crown?
Both porcelain crowns and veneers are made from veneers porcelain material, and both are permanently affixed to the teeth. However, the crown covers the entire tooth, whereas the veneer is applied only to the front surface. Both improve the shape and color of the teeth, and both require the same maintenance as your natural teeth, but crowns provide structural stability that veneers don’t. Crowns are typically used for molars and back teeth. If you want to schedule an appointment for veneers, call us today.
What’s the Lifespan of Veneers?
Unless they’re damaged due to trauma, veneers should last for decades. They should be maintained in the same manner that you maintain your natural teeth, and you shouldn’t use them to open bags or bottles or anything else. As with your natural teeth, you should brush and floss your veneers at least daily. Call our Woodstock office if you’d like more information on caring for your veneers.
What Type of Upkeep Do Veneers Require?
Veneers should be maintained in the same manner as your natural teeth. Regular dental checkups, flossing and brushing at least daily, and using your teeth for the purpose of mastication rather than for opening various containers should be part of the regular upkeep for veneers. You should be cautious when biting into very hard foods such as candy apples, because your veneers are installed on the front of the teeth only. If you grind your teeth at night, you might want to invest in a night guard that will protect your veneers.
Where Can I Make an Appointment for Veneers in Woodstock?
If you’re interested in getting veneers in Woodstock, then call our office at (678) 274-6972 and we can schedule an appointment for you. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions, and we look forward to working with you, so call us today.