Dental veneers can improve your smile and be an effective alternative to full dental crowns. Dental veneers are a thin shell generally made of porcelain. This shell is bonded to the tooth to improve shape and the color of teeth. The veneer is like a front covering and usually only covers the top and front of the tooth. Veneers can actually be used to reform an entire smile by:
- Closing unsightly spaces and gaps between teeth
- Reshaping teeth
- Whitening stained or darkened teeth
- Protecting chipped or worn teeth from further damage
The Look of Natural White Lovely Teeth
Porcelain veneers provide a natural appearance while still keeping your real teeth. There's no pulling of teeth and veneers install easily to existing teeth. Gum tissue generally does very well with veneers.
No More Dark & Stained Teeth
Have you been cursed with naturally dark or yellow teeth? Well, veneers can take care of stained or darkened teeth, because veneers are stain resistant, and their color can be selected before they are installed, to match your other teeth.
Less Invasive Shaping Option
If you have abnormally shaped teeth, veneers are an excellent option for reshaping your teeth. With veneers, there is often little reshaping required to the original tooth. The veneer just fits over the top and front and covers the abnormal shape.
Routine Care is All They Need
Veneers require the same normal cleaning process that your other teeth do. You treat them just like your other teeth. You still need to go in every six months for your cleaning and dental exam and make sure you still brush, floss, and rinse at least twice a day.
Practically Instant Results
The process to get veneers is very stress free, pain-free, and takes a relatively short amount of time. There is no recovery period and hardly any negative side effects. The preparation process generally involves two appointments where impressions are made to make the veneers, and then they are put in.
Dental veneers are excellent option when you quickly want to create the smile you've always dreamed of. If you are ready to learn more and would like to speak with a Minneapolis cosmetic dentist to assess your unique options, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation. We look forward to answering you questions and providing you with the information to make the right treatment decision for you.