Must Know Facts about Veneers

Veneers are a fantastic way to improve your smile, but before you take the plunge be sure to prepare yourself with some basic knowledge. Here is what Dr. Carol Ford has to say about the benefits and risks of veneers.


Why Get Veneers?

What to expect during the process for patients with chipped or discolored teeth, or whose teeth are irregular or crooked, veneers are a great way to improve their situation. Composite material, ceramic, or special porcelain can be designed in the perfect tooth shape selected by you with help from your cosmetic dentist. As a result, your smile can quickly become straight, bright, and beautiful. The result? You’ll be happy to share your smile confidently, and your dental health may be improved too.

The first step after your consultation is for your dentist to modify the surface of your existing teeth. Your teeth will be minimally shaped to accommodate the extra thickness of the veneer material. After this, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and design your new smile. The final veneers will adhere to your existing teeth with the use of dental cement. After your veneers are placed, your dentist may cure them using a special light, and then polish them to perfection. While most patients find this process easy, there is a slight risk of discomfort from the fitting and preparation, and some patients may have challenges getting used to the new landscape inside their mouths.


Though veneers are tough and designed to last for years, they are not indestructible and should not be treated like they are. Abusing them by chewing on tough or extremely hard foods may lead to chips or cracks, and they may be stained by eating and drinking certain foods, just as your natural teeth can be. Use some caution and common sense with your beautiful new smile, making sure to see your dentist as recommended and brushing regularly with a gentle toothpaste. At some point, you may reach the end of the lifespan of your veneers and need to replace them.

Talk to Dr. Ford today about using this method to create a beautiful, sparkling smile! With dental veneers she can create a tailor made smile for you.

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