A veneer is a thin porcelain shell bonded to the front of your tooth. Veneers are stain-resistant and closely resemble your natural teeth. Veneers are used to change the appearance of the tooth. They are used to change the color, size, length, or shape of a tooth. Veneers are often used when a tooth is discolored or worn down.
Are veneers right for me?
Veneers are a great choice for transforming your smile. They are thin porcelain shells that are placed over your existing teeth. Veneers are long-lasting and stain-resistant. They can also be used to fix cosmetic issues such as broken, chipped, stained, or crooked teeth. Veneers involve very minimal tooth preparation. Our dentist can help you decide if veneers are right for you.
Porcelain veneers vs. resin veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of each tooth to cover chips, cracks, and stains. Porcelain veneers are less prone to staining but require regular dental cleanings to maintain.
Resin veneers are similar to porcelain veneers, but they require a less invasive procedure. Resin veneers are more affordable than porcelain veneers but are more prone to staining.
Before you can get dental veneers, your dentist will need to remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. This is so that the veneers don’t look bulky or unnatural. After your teeth have been prepared, your dentist will take impressions of them and will send them to a dental laboratory for fabrication. When the veneers are ready, your dentist will carefully bond them onto your teeth. A bite test will be taken to ensure the restorations fit perfectly, thereby preventing any misfit issues.
Cost of veneers
Veneers are generally considered cosmetic, but in some cases, they may be considered medically necessary. Some patients experience significant esthetic benefits from veneers, as it creates a significantly positive effect on their smiles. The cost of veneers entirely depends on the type of veneer chosen and the severity of your oral condition. Our dentist will conduct a thorough diagnosis and share with you the estimated cost of the restoration.
How to care for veneers
After your veneers are bonded, you need to take good care of them. That means brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly. Veneers are not as strong as your natural tooth enamel. Hence, they may chip or break more easily. Avoid eating hard or chewy foods, and refrain from using your teeth to open bottles, packages, or other materials.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Grace Dental, call (405) 840-3424 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 5619 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.