6 Things to Consider Before Getting Dental Veneers

There are many myths and misconceptions about what really goes on when you decide to improve the appearance of your smile with dental veneers. Veneers are thin, shells – typically made out of porcelain – that are attached to the front of a person's teeth. Their purpose is to hide any flaws on the person's teeth, making them appear prettier, whiter and straighter. Some people seem to think that they will no longer have to worry about oral hygiene when they get veneers while others believe these prosthetics kill the original tooth. Neither is true.

About dental veneers

1. The process takes multiple visits to the dentist

Veneers instantaneously mask any flaws on a tooth once a dentist installs them, but getting them is a slower process that usually requires multiple visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will conduct a smile analysis to determine if the patient is a good candidate for veneers. 

At times, it is better for patients to use other treatments like teeth whitening and composite bonding. However, if the dentist decides veneers are the right prosthetic for the job, they will take an impression of the patient's mouth, and the information will be sent to a lab to create the prosthetic. This can take up to two weeks.

2. Customized smiles for each patient

When a person decides to go with veneers, they can customize their new smile to their taste. Most patients can address most issues that they do not like about their teeth with veneers. The impression of the patient's mouth and the person's specific requirements are used to create the customized prosthetic.

3. Most patients get temporary veneers

Dentists typically fit patients with temporary veneers during their initial visit. The dentist uses a temporary cement to hold it in place, and it gives the person a better idea of what their teeth will look like when the customized veneers are ready.           

4. Natural teeth become thinner

Dentists often remove a small portion of enamel when installing veneers. This is done to create a better fit and stronger adhesion. However, there are specialized veneers called Lumineers that do not always require the removal of enamel. The dentist injects a local anesthetic before removing the enamel so the person will not feel much during the procedure.

5. Not particularly painful

There is not much involved with the process of getting veneers. Anesthetics numb the patient during the procedure and most patients do not experience much pain besides slight discomfort and some increased sensitivity for a few days after the treatment.

6. Veneers last 10-20 years

While most materials used to make veneers are resistant to stains, they can chip or become worn down over time. However, if taken care of properly, they will last for decades.

Veneers make it easy to have the perfect smile you have always wanted

With veneers, there is no need for specialized care. You get the perfect smile you have always dreamed of without having to make any changes to your dental routine. Call or visit us to learn more about how veneers can improve the shape, color and size of your teeth.

Let's get started…

Request an appointment here: https://affordableaestheticdentistry.com or call Affordable Aesthetic Dentistry at (610) 438-8222 for an appointment in our Easton office.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Dental Veneers and Dental Laminates.

Recent Posts

Do Dental Veneers Have Any Side Effects?

Similar to just about every other dental restoration, dental veneers have some side effects. Thankfully, the vast majority of these side effects are tolerable. While most patients do not experience an abundance of these problems, the possibility for side effects certainly looms. Here is a closer look at the potential side effects of dental veneers…

You Can Have The Perfect Smile You Want!

Invest in dental veneers or laminates, regardless of age, to enhance your smile.By using dental veneers and dental laminates, we can create a beautiful and perfect looking smile. These thin shells are placed onto the surface of your teeth to cover dark stains, close gaps, and more.Dental Veneers and Dental LaminatesAt Affordable Aesthetic Dentistry in…

Certain Health Conditions May Require More Dental Visits

As a dentist, we strive to clean our patients' teeth while also ensuring that their teeth remain healthy. Our aim is for our patients to retain their natural teeth for as long as possible. Preventative care plays an important role in accomplishing this since regular teeth cleanings are essential for preventing infection and disease. It…

Find The Answer To: Can Veneers Fix Crooked Teeth?

If you have ever asked the question, “Can veneers fix crooked teeth?” our Easton dental office is here to tell you that we can help. Veneers can improve the appearance of misaligned, crooked teeth without you having to wear braces for months. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96 percent of adults believe…

Recent Posts

Preventive General Dentistry Treatments

4 Preventive General Dentistry Treatments

General dentistry focuses on diagnosing, managing and treating dental and oral health problems. Additionally, general dentists administer routine care so that patients can maintain good oral health. Routine care does include preventive treatments, which can help patients avoid cavities, infections or injuries.Preventive general dentistry treatments can be very beneficial long-term. They allow patients of all…

National Dental Practice Information Update In Response To The Coronavirus (COVID   ) Disease

National Dental Practice Information Update In Response To The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) cases continue to rise. Everyone in the health care community is working hard to protect patients. Dentists continue to work with people and care for their emergency needs. Therefore, our practice is doing everything possible in staying up-to-date with the American Dental Association and state guidelines. As the ADA adjusts its guidelines…