Do you wish there was an easy way to correct the little things you don't like about your smile? Dental veneers not only conceal minor flaws, but can also change the appearance of teeth. Abington, PA, dentists Drs. Cary and Jonathan Limberakis explain how you can benefit from veneers.
What are veneers?
Constructed of durable porcelain, veneers are designed to hide imperfections in the fronts of your teeth. When you visit our Abington office for your first veneer appointment, we'll remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. Although veneers aren't any thicker than a fingernail, they would feel a little bulky if we didn't first buff off a small amount of enamel. We'll also make an impression of your mouth, which will be sent to a dental laboratory. Technicians at the lab will use the impression to create tooth-shaped shells custom-made for your mouth.
When you arrive for your second appointment, we'll check the fit of your veneers, make any minor alternations needed, then attach them with dental cement. You'll see us again in a week or two for a brief follow-up appointment.
Are veneers a good choice for me?
Veneers are an excellent choice if you have a cosmetic issue that only affects the front surfaces of your teeth. They're often used to hide uneven tooth surfaces, chips and shallow cracks. In addition to concealing imperfections, veneers can fill gaps in your smile and change the shape or length of teeth. Whether you have a twisted or crooked tooth, or your teeth have gotten a little shorter due to grinding, veneers can dramatically transform your smile.
Do you have a discolored tooth? Veneers offer a simple way to address discolorations caused by injuries, dental work or tetracycline use. When all of your teeth are stained or discolored, veneers offer an alternative to teeth whitening. Veneers are very resistant to stains, look completely natural and are available in many shades of white.
Proper care is the key to keeping your veneers in good condition. You'll need to floss your teeth daily and brush them with a non-abrasive toothpaste. Because veneers can chip under extreme pressure, your teeth should never be used to open packages or bottles. As long as you follow these simple guidelines, you can expect your veneers to last 10 to 15 years or longer.
Enhance your smile with veneers. Call Abington, PA, dentists Drs. Cary and Jonathan Limberakis at (215) 886-8866 to schedule your appointment.