What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are a possible solution to help you achieve the look you desire. They are a popular choice for those with chipped teeth, a gap between teeth, or misshaped teeth.
Dental veneers are thin covers that adhere to teeth to give teeth a more classically shaped look. Avalon Dental Center offers a variety of dental veneer options to choose from. Talk to Dr.Ofir about what’s best for you.
If you want to improve your smile, dental veneers are a simple option. Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. They look like natural teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as:
teeth that are stained and can’t be whitened by bleaching
chipped or worn teeth
crooked or misshapen teeth
uneven spaces or a large gap between the upper front teeth
Veneers are made of either porcelain or composite resin material. Doctor Michael Ofir will help you choose the material that is best for you. Each type of veneer has its own benefits.
Before you get veneers
Your teeth and gums must be healthy before you get veneers. Your dentist can treat any disease or decay before your veneers are placed.
Veneers are not always a good choice for patients who clench or grind their teeth, because the thin veneers may chip or break. If you clench or grind your teeth, your dentist may suggest you wear a plastic dental night guard while sleeping.
Although your dentist removes as little tooth enamel as possible for veneers, the process cannot be undone once the enamel is removed.
It is possible for veneers to come loose over time. In that case, new ones might be needed.
As with all your dental care, discuss all your expectations and treatment options with your dentist. Regular dental visits are a must for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
After you get veneers
Veneers can chip or break under pressure. Avoid biting your fingernails and chewing on hard objects, such as pencils or ice.
It may take you a few days to get used to the feel of your veneers. But do let your dentist know if your bite does not feel right after the veneer has been placed. He or she will correct it before you leave the office.
Keep your teeth and gums clean by brushing and flossing each day. You can still get cavities under or around veneers.
If you are still not sure, give us a call at 617-374-9500 or schedule a free consultation with Dr.Ofir!
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