What Are Veneers & How Do They Work?

November 18, 2020

Throughout the course of your life, your teeth will inevitably take some damage. Whether they get chipped or become stained from drinking coffee or red wine, your teeth can lose their white shine over time. Even if you meticulously take care of your teeth every day, your teeth can still lose their shine and even get chipped. If you’ve noticed a loss of brightness in your teeth but are nervous about the potential side effect of tooth sensitivity from getting your teeth whitened, veneers could be a great option for you. If you would like to learn more about veneers, or are looking for the perfect dentist for your whole family, contact the team here at Fenton Family Dentistry today. Here is some basic information about veneers to help you make the right decision for your dental health.

The Veneer Process

Veneers are plastic or porcelain covering for your teeth that act as long-term coverings for your teeth. Usually made out of porcelain, these coverings can easily be customized to match your natural tooth color, or utilized to help give you a bright and brilliant smile. The process of installing veneers is very simple and can easily be done in one quick visit. We will begin with a consultation to first examine your teeth and assess the best options moving forward. Once we have established veneers as the correct option for you, we will then take an impression of the teeth that will need the veneers to ensure a complete and total custom fit. We will then create a custom set of veneers from this impression. Porcelain veneers can take up to 2 weeks to build, as they need to be sent offsite, though plastic and composite veneers can be made on-site in as little as one day. Once the veneers have been created, we will then prepare the teeth and install the veneers.

The Benefit Of Veneers

Veneers are some of the most durable and long-lasting dental implants on the market, with many porcelain options lasting well over a decade. Veneers will still require basic maintenance, but will not require anything more than your normal oral hygiene. Not only are these implants extremely durable, but they blend in with natural teeth extremely well, with most patients not able to tell the difference between their veneers and their natural teeth. The implantation process of veneers is also completely painless and extremely fast, helping you get the smile of your dreams in just two quick visits.

If you are interested in learning more about veneers or want to find a dental practice that will work for your whole family, schedule a consultation at Fenton Family Dentistry today. Our elite team of dental experts will help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of and ensure that you are taken care of every step of the way.