The shape, color, and size of your teeth all play a role in how your smile looks. If you’re unhappy with any of these, you don’t have to resign yourself to a life spent feeling self conscious about your smile. Instead, we can fix those aesthetic issues with custom dental veneers. Set up a consultation with Dr. Marshall at River Vista Dentistry to learn how veneers can transform the appearance of your teeth!
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are super-thin shells of durable, tooth-colored material (often porcelain or resin composite). They are custom designed based on the patient’s treatment plan to blend in naturally with the rest of their smile. We take these shells and bond them to the outside surface of teeth in order to change their appearance.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
The great thing about veneers is that they’re a versatile cosmetic treatment that can be used to fix many different aesthetic concerns. These are some of the main problems that patients get corrected with veneers:
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Small gaps between teeth
When you come in for your cosmetic consultation, Dr. Marshall will ask what it is that you do and don’t like about your smile. Afterwards, he’ll go over what can be changed with veneers. Remember: veneers aren’t just for dramatic transformations! They can be used to make small fixes as well.
Are Dental Veneers Permanent?
The initial part of the dental veneers procedure is the preparation stage where we must remove a small amount of tooth enamel. This is necessary to accommodate the thickness of the veneer and ensure your teeth don’t look unnaturally bulky. Since enamel doesn’t grow back, you can consider getting porcelain veneers as a permanent procedure. With the right care, they can last you 10 years or more.