Dental veneers are thin shells that can hide imperfections and improve the appearance of your smile. Why do people choose to get veneers?
Effective treatment for damaged teeth
Veneers can solve a variety of dental problems. It can restore teeth that are discolored, chipped, broken, irregularly shaped, and worn down.
Best cosmetic enhancement
The slim shells can be customized to match the appearance of your existing teeth. Your Kennewick WA dentist usually recommends porcelain veneers because it can resist stains and imitate the properties of your natural teeth.
Simple and easy procedure
The procedure is simple and easy. First, your dentist will examine your mouth and perform some diagnostic tests. After he determines that the treatment is suitable for you, he’ll prepare your teeth by removing a small portion of your enamel (outer layer). Then, he’ll take impressions of your teeth and send them to an off-site laboratory who’ll fabricate your custom veneers.
Once he receives your veneers, he’ll check the fit and color before placing them to your teeth. The end result is a great improvement in your smile.
Less invasive treatment
The procedure eliminates the need for extensive treatment. It is less invasive because it involves minimal reduction of the tooth structure.
The lifespan of veneers will depend on how you take care of them. Maintain it by observing proper oral hygiene. Brush daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Don’t forget to floss as well.
Avoid exposing your veneers to extreme force. Remember that it can’t withstand hard biting forces and sharp impacts. Don’t bite into your fingernails, chew on hard objects or grind your teeth. Quit smoking as it can stain your teeth and cause oral problems.
For more information about dental veneers, consult Dr. Walter Hadley of Marineland Dental Care. You may reach him at 509-591-0515. Contact your Kennewick WA dentist today!