Dental veneers cover your teeth with a thin shell to improve your smile. When you have minor flaws, such as discoloration, chips, or cracks, Dr. Facella might recommend getting dental veneers to cover them up. You might also benefit from veneers if you have gaps between your teeth. Veneers can hide these gaps and make your teeth appear more evenly spaced.
Dental veneers are made of porcelain, which gives them a lot of durability. Since they’re hard to damage, you can expect them to last for several years. Porcelain also makes it possible to create veneers that look as similar as possible to your natural teeth. Dr. Facella fits you with high-quality, custom-made veneers that give you a healthy smile.
When you get dental veneers, they don’t go right onto your teeth. You’ll need to have your teeth reshaped first. Dr. Facella removes small amounts of enamel to make sure your dental veneers will look natural rather than make your teeth appear bulky. He’ll also make an impression of your teeth to have custom veneers made in a lab. These veneers match your natural color as closely as possible.
When your dental veneers are ready, Dr. Facella applies them using UV light. This light helps ensure that the veneers fit securely on your teeth. In fact, you should be able to brush your teeth, eat, and floss without having them become loose or damaged.
You don’t need to take any extra steps to care for your dental veneers. Their strength and durability help them last for many years and reduce the risk of damage. You can brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, and you don’t need to avoid eating certain foods when you have veneers.
Porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years, but most need to be replaced eventually. Keep in mind that problems with your teeth or gum tissue can end up affecting your veneers. If this happens, Dr. Facella might need to replace them with new ones or re-bond them.
If you’d like more information on dental veneers, please contact Danforth Dental to schedule an appointment.
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