If you’re struggling with damaged, discolored, or badly formed teeth, then you may be considering custom veneers. Veneers can be fabricated indirectly in porcelain or by directly bonding composite resin material. This popular dental procedure allows patients to have thin, custom shells over the surface of their existing teeth. These shells can change the shape, color, and length of teeth making your dream smile obtainable!
Before the veneers can be set in place, they must be made specifically for you. Your teeth will be measured to ensure the veneers are placed comfortably, securely and look completely natural. While each set of teeth are different, it depends on the state of your teeth to decipher the level of preparatory work that needs to be done before placing the veneers on.
Once your veneers are in place and looking stunning, there are a few things to know for aftercare. Like teeth, veneers are strong so you don’t have to restrict your diet to soft foods only – apples, nuts, carrots, etc. are okay in your everyday diet. While the bonding process is very durable, problems can arise. If you feel loosening or if a damage occurs, call your dentist to schedule an appointment.
Some veneers are also susceptible to staining, such as the direct bonded composite resin. However, unlike teeth, whitening toothpastes don’t help erase those stains. It’s best to steer clear of dark-colored beverages, but if you need that morning coffee fix, just make sure to brush thoroughly after! Porcelain veneers, however, do not pick up stains because they are crafted in a glazed ceramic.
For more information on custom veneers or to schedule a consultation call 603-624-3900 today!