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Be Informed about Tooth Veneers by Reading Today’s Guide

Having a confident smile can make a great first impression, so it’s important to invest in it. According to research, 76 percent of adults remember someone’s smile when they meet them. If your teeth have become stained, cracked, or chipped, cosmetic tooth veneers are a great way to repair them. Before making a decision, it’s important to ensure you understand the full process of getting these shells.

What They Are and How They Work

Veneers are thin shells that match your teeth’ shape, size, and color. They are bonded to the front of your teeth to create a more attractive smile. These custom-crafted shells can last for many years if taken care of properly.

The ceramic (porcelain) material is tinted to the exact hue that perfects your skin tone. Recent developments have enabled veneers to replicate the same translucent quality as natural teeth, creating a healthy-looking, brilliantly white smile.

Tooth veneers are suitable for people who want to maintain their natural teeth but need more significant corrections than teeth whitening. People who have significant staining, chips or cracks, short or uneven teeth, or signs of aging on their teeth can especially benefit from veneers.

What to Expect

Getting veneers requires a patient to undergo a few visits to the dentist over a few weeks.

  • To get dental veneers, the first step is to have a consultation with your dentist. During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth, decide if you would be a good candidate for veneers, and discuss the treatment plan. If you need any fillings or dental implants, these must be taken care of before you can get veneers.

  • After your dentist has taken the necessary measurements, they will use a drill to shave away a thin layer of enamel on the front of your teeth. This is done, so the veneers fit properly and look natural. 

Next, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth to create a set of temporary veneers, allowing you to preview your new smile and make any adjustments you wish. 

Once you are happy with the look, your dentist can fit you with the permanent veneers.

  • Once you return to the dentist, the temporary tooth veneers are removed, and your teeth are prepped with bonding cement. Then, the permanent veneers are put in place to give you a perfect smile.

How to Care for Veneers

After the bonding treatment, your mouth and gums will likely be sore and tender. You may even feel a bit of sensitivity with your teeth. This is normal.

  • However, if you find the pain too much, you can take painkillers to help with the discomfort. It should pass as your mouth heals.

  • Veneers are a great way to improve the look of your smile. Brush, and floss regularly and avoid hard objects that may chip the veneers to keep them in good shape. You can expect your veneers to last up to 20 years with proper care before getting replacements.

If one becomes damaged, it can be replaced individually.

In Closing

Make sure to find a qualified cosmetic dentist before getting veneers. Ask to see their before and after images and read reviews to ensure their work meets your standards.

Visit Weston Dental Specialists Group for Your Veneers

Weston Dental Specialists Group handles all dental care procedures— general, preventive, restorative, cosmetic, orthodontic, pediatric, endodontic, prosthodontic, oral, and maxillofacial! We provide high-quality service using only the finest instruments and materials for optimal oral health. Call us today at (781) 894-0347 or drop by our clinic at 56 Colpitts Road, Suite 4–6, Weston, MA 02493, for more information on tooth veneers!

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