Veneers may be a good choice if your teeth are stained and can’t be whitened. If your teeth are worn or crooked, mis- shaped, or if they have uneven spaces or large gaps, dental veneers could be for you.
Veneers are made of porcelain or a composite resin material. Our dentists can help you decide which option would be best for you. They are thin and custom made for your teeth. Veneers are strong and long lasting and will look like your natural teeth.
Before you get veneers or any cosmetic dentistry your teeth and gums should be healthy. If you clench or grind your teeth, your dentist may recommend that you wear an occlusal guard when you sleep.
Alternatives to veneers include bonding and crowns. Veneers are strictly cosmetic and covers the front of the tooth. Crowns cover the whole tooth and is used to restore a tooth. It can protect a tooth from decay, restore a tooth that is broken or worn down. They can also make a cosmetic modification.
To take care of your veneers, be sure and visit your dentist for your regular examination and cleanings. As always brush two times a day and floss once a day to keep your veneers and all your teeth in tip top shape!
Dental veneers are a great cosmetic treatment that can dramatically enhance your smile. If you are interested in getting dental veneers or would like additional information, please give Mertz Family Dentistry a call to schedule a consultation. Our dentist will gladly answer any questions that you have!