If you're like most people, there's a thing or two you would like to change about your smile. Maybe you have a tooth that doesn't look like all the others, or perhaps you're concerned because your teeth have gotten yellower and yellower throughout the years. If you don't feel like smiling any longer because of a cosmetic issue, veneers are the perfect solution to your problem. Dr. Cary L. Limberakis and Dr. Jonathan Limberakis, your Jenkintown, PA dentists, share a few facts about veneers.
Veneers don't require a lengthy dental procedure
If you've been avoiding doing anything about your smile because you don't want to spend hours in the dentist's chair, veneers offer a simple way to improve your smile. Veneers are made of porcelain, a strong material that looks very similar to tooth enamel. Although they're no thicker than a fingernail, veneers can hide a variety of problems. In just two visits, your teeth will be transformed, and you'll be eager to show off your new smile.
During your first visit, your Jenkintown dentist will lightly file the fronts of your teeth to ensure a good fit for your new veneers. He'll also take an impression of them, which will be used to create your custom veneers. In a week or two, you'll return to your dentist's office, and the veneers will be attached to your teeth with dental cement.
Veneers are versatile
Dental veneers are appropriate for a variety of cosmetic dental issues. They can be used on one one tooth or all of them and help make your teeth look more uniform. They're often used to hide gaps or crooked teeth, although if issues are severe, orthodontia may be a better option. Veneers are an excellent choice if one tooth is smaller than the others or has an unusual shape. Teeth whitening is very effective in brightening your smile, but sometimes, whitening alone isn't enough to give you the smile of your dreams. When you opt for veneers, you can choose virtually any shade you want.
Veneers require no special care
If you have a toothbrush and floss, you can care for your veneers. Just brush and floss as you normally do to keep your teeth healthy. Abrasive toothpaste is not recommended, as it can scratch the surfaces of your veneers.
Want to find out if veneers are a good choice for you? Call Cary L. Limberakis, DMD, and Jonathan Limberakis, DMD, your Jenkintown, PA dentists, at (215) 886-8866 and schedule an appointment today. Brighten your smile with veneers!