Are your teeth misaligned, discolored, or chipped? Veneers just might be the solution for you! Popularized in recent decades due to their aesthetic and natural look when applied correctly, veneers are a great way to improve deficient teeth. But what exactly are veneers, and how do you get them? Dr. Kevin Sands, DDS is here to provide his expert insight into the subject of veneers.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are a dental procedure that have become increasingly popular over the years. Simply put, a veneer is a thin, custom-made shell that is crafted to fit over your existing tooth. They can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain or composite resin, and are designed to match the shade of your natural teeth.
“A veneer is just basically a cover that goes on the tooth, like an acrylic nail,” explained Dr. Kevin Sands. “If you’re just doing healthy teeth, you just have to take a thin layer off [the tooth], a couple of millimeters, like a contact lens.”
One of the primary benefits of veneers is their ability to significantly improve the appearance of your teeth. Whether you have chipped or discolored teeth, veneers can help you achieve a beautiful, flawless smile. Additionally, they can also help to strengthen your teeth and protect them against further damage. If you are considering veneers, be sure to consult with your dentist to determine if they are the right option for you.
What Are the Benefits of Veneers?
Veneers are a popular and effective option for anyone who wants to enhance the appearance of their smile.
One of the biggest benefits of veneers is their ability to transform a smile into a flawless, natural-looking set of teeth. They can cover a wide range of imperfections, including chips, cracks, stains, and gaps between teeth. In addition to their aesthetic benefits, veneers can also help to protect teeth from further damage.
Additionally, veneers are stain-resistant and require minimal removal of tooth structure, making them a popular and minimally invasive option. With proper care, veneers can last for many years and provide a confident, beautiful smile.
“Good porcelain veneers have tremendous benefits,” said Dr. Kevin Sands. “They can correct major dental issues and provide patients with a sense of confidence.”
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental procedure for people who want a brighter and more aesthetically pleasing smile. However, one of the most frequently asked questions about veneers is how long they will last.
The longevity of veneers is dependent on several factors, such as the quality of the materials, the patient’s oral hygiene habits, and any habitual activities that may put pressure on them.
Generally, veneers can last between 10 to 15 years when properly taken care of.
“They also don’t prevent patients from enjoying their lives,” Dr. Kevin Sands said. “People with veneers can do everything they did before. In fact, they’re easy to forget about completely.”
Patients should maintain regular dental visits and proper oral hygiene practices to extend the life of their veneers. It is vital to consult with a licensed dentist to learn more about the best oral health practices that can help to prolong the lifespan of your veneers.
How Do I Get Veneers?
If you’re considering getting veneers, it’s important to do your research and find a qualified dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry.
The procedure typically involves an initial consultation with your dentist to discuss your goals and determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for veneers. If you are, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental laboratory where your customized veneers will be created. Once your veneers are ready, your dentist will apply them to your teeth, giving you a natural-looking, beautiful smile. It’s important to note that getting veneers is a permanent procedure that requires some preparation, so be sure to discuss any concerns or questions with your dentist before moving forward.
When you come to Kevin Sands, DDS for veneers, you get the smile you’ve always wanted.
The Planmeca ProMax® 3D system starts the process with a digital impression of your teeth, ensuring a custom fit that feels comfortable. The veneer is designed to match your tooth’s color or your aesthetic preference and attached with durable cement. Depending on the type of veneer you choose, temporary veneers can be provided while you wait for the permanent ones, which typically takes 7-10 days. With Dr. Sands’ expertise in design, you will have a natural-looking veneer that maintains its color over time, giving you a rejuvenated and healthy-looking appearance.