Have you ever needed to cover up a misshaped or discolored tooth? Veneers are thin coverings bonded to the front of the tooth to enhance its appearance. They’re an easy way to fix minor cosmetic problems, whiten your teeth, and replace any worn enamel.

Who Could Benefit from Veneers?

Veneers are a great solution for addressing a variety of minor physical and aesthetic concerns with your teeth. If you suffer from any of the following, it might be a good idea to ask your dentist about veneers.

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Gap teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Discolored teeth

How are Veneers Placed?

Before placing veneers, your dentist will need to remove a small amount of enamel on your teeth for the veneers to stick. They will clean and etch the surface and then use a bonding material to stick the veneers on your teeth.

You can either have your veneers placed using the direct technique or the indirect technique. With the direct method, your dentist will place them the same day of your visit. With the indirect technique, your dentist will take molds of your teeth to send to a laboratory, where they will create the shells. After your dentist gets them back in a few weeks, they’ll call you to set up an appointment to place them on your teeth.

Taking Care of Your Veneers

If you want your veneers to last a long time, you must take good care of them. Even though they’re strong and durable, they can still get damaged or stained with improper care. To ensure your veneers stay in great condition for years to come, try doing the following:

  • Don’t chew on hard objects (ice, pens, etc.)
  • Wear a mouthguard if you play a contact sport
  • Wear a grind guard if you have bruxism
  • Limit staining foods and beverages
  • Brush your teeth twice a day or after every meal

Where Can I Get Veneers in Decatur, AL?

Are you interested in learning more about veneers at Terry Family Dentistry? We’d love to help give you the smile of your dreams with this dental service! Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

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