Veneers, sometimes referred to as porcelain veneers, are thin, tooth-colored coverings for the teeth. Veneers cover the surface of teeth to hide imperfections and greatly improve their appearance. Berger Family Dental offers veneers to patients who want to change the color, shape, size and/or length of their teeth.
How are veneers placed?
If needed, Dr. Berger will prepare the surface of the tooth before an impression is taken. Then, an impression of your teeth is made. These impressions ensure your veneers fit perfectly and look exactly how you want them to. When the laboratory has fabricated your veneers then they are ready to be placed. Once the tooth is prepared, the veneer is bonded using a special light to harden and secure it in place. The final step is to shape and buff the veneer so the patient’s bite and smile are natural and comfortable. Local anesthesia can be used to eliminate any discomfort the patient may experience during the procedure.
How long do veneers last?
Dental veneers can last between 10 and 15 years when properly cared for. The best way to preserve your veneers is to brush and floss regularly and to keep your teeth healthy and free from decay. It is important to be mindful of your veneers just as you are with your natural teeth—for example, avoid using your teeth as tools like scissors. If your veneer breaks or chips, contact us as soon as possible.
Am I a good candidate for veneers?
At Berger Family Dental we want you to be proud of your smile. Veneers are a great cosmetic dental enhancement to achieve the smile that you’ve always wanted. If your teeth that are stained, worn, cracked, chipped or gapped, you may be a good candidate for veneers. To be a good candidate for veneers, your teeth must be structurally sound and free from decay.
If you would like to learn more about how veneers can improve your smile, contact Berger Family Dental at 614-866-3368.