There are many reasons why your teeth might be looking less than perfect. You may have had a few cavities, or you may have been grinding them at night for years. No matter what the reason is, one thing is sure: it's time to take care of your smile once and for all with us at Swansboro Family Dentistry! Veneers are an excellent way to get that bright white smile back without having to worry about tooth sensitivity anymore.
What are veneers and what do they do for your smile?
Veneers are a dental appliance that is made to look like natural teeth. They are thin, porcelain shells bonded to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can be used to correct several cosmetic flaws, such as chipped teeth, misshapen teeth, discolored teeth, teeth that are too short or too long, and gaps between your teeth.
The benefits of getting veneers
There are many benefits to getting veneers. First and foremost, veneers are a cosmetic fix and will improve the appearance of your teeth. They can correct several dental flaws and make your smile look brighter and more uniform. Veneers are also very durable and will last for many years with proper care. Another benefit of veneers is that they are non-invasive. Unlike other procedures such as braces, you do not have to worry about having any metal in your mouth.
How to care for your new veneers
Caring for your new veneers is very important to keep them looking their best. You should avoid biting into anything too hard, such as ice or candy. You should also avoid drinking dark-colored beverages, such as coffee or red wine, as they can stain your veneers. Finally, be sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly and visit your dentist for regular checkups. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your veneers will last for years to come!
What to expect during the dental procedure
Getting veneers can seem daunting, but it is pretty simple. After your teeth have been examined and x-rays are taken to determine the extent of any damage, you will be given an injection for anesthesia to make sure that you are completely numb during the procedure. Once this has set in, we will proceed with removing a very thin layer from each tooth so that they match up perfectly and create uniformity across your smile. If needed, we may also take impressions of your teeth so that our dental lab technicians can craft custom-fitted trays for your new veneers immediately following treatment.
Once all of these steps have been completed successfully, there is nothing left for you to do but wait until next week when we place your new veneers! Then, you will be able to go about your day-to-day as usual and only experience a bit of sensitivity in the days following treatment.
How long will my new smile last?
Your new smile will last for many years with proper care. By following the simple guidelines we have outlined for you, you can ensure that your veneers stay looking their best for as long as possible. In addition, we recommend visiting your dentist every six months for an exam and cleaning to keep your teeth healthy and free of plaque and tartar buildup.
In conclusion, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, veneers may be the perfect solution for you! We love them here at Swansboro Family Dentistry because they are a quick, easy, and affordable way to achieve a beautiful smile that will last for years. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, please get in touch with our office today at 910-421-3022. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have!