If you want to approve the appearance of your smile, veneers may be a good option for you. Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can be used to address a wide variety of different issues. However, you may not know a whole lot about them. That’s why the Boise dentists at Summit Dental Group would like to provide you with the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about dental veneers.
What Are Veneers & How Do They Work?
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. A veneer is a small, thin porcelain shell that is custom-designed to cover the outer enamel of a tooth using a special bonding material. Treasure Valley patients get veneers to improve the appearance of their teeth to enhance the beauty of their smile.
How Are Teeth Prepared for Veneers?
Your existing teeth must be prepared for dental veneers. This means some of your natural enamel must be removed to bond the veneer into place. Why? Enamel is removed to help a veneer fit securely over a tooth while preventing it from looking abnormally thick. However, this process doesn’t hurt as the Boise dentists at Summit Dental Group use a local anesthetic as needed. Keep in mind, though, once the enamel of your tooth has been removed, it won’t grow back. This means that you will always need veneers to cover treated teeth.
What Issues Do Veneers Fix?
Veneers are used to treat a wide variety of issues, including gaps between teeth, small teeth, stains, discoloration, and minor imperfections. The Boise dentists at Summit Dental Group will examine your teeth and advise you if veneers are a suitable solution to improve your smile.
Are Veneers Permanent?
Dental veneers are semi-permanent in the sense that they cannot be removed or taken off yourself. However, they don’t last forever. With proper care and visiting the Boise dentists at Summit Dental regularly, veneers can last up to 20 years. After that, they will eventually need to be replaced.
What Kind of Maintenance Do Veneers Require?
Veneers are extremely easy to care for due to their strong porcelain shell material. However, you should still avoid using your teeth as tools to open packages or put them under any unnecessary stress. Furthermore, you will care for them just like your normal teeth by brushing and flossing daily and regularly visiting the Boise dentists at Summit Dental Group.
Summit Dental Group
For more information about dental veneers or to see if you are a good candidate for this popular cosmetic dentistry treatment, contact the Boise dentists at Summit Dental Group by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 345-8962 today!