Everything You Need to Know About Veneers

Everything You Need to Know About VeneersHaving a beautiful, shining smile is so important to your overall health, well-being, and self-confidence. If you have some cosmetic issues with your teeth such as them being chipped, broken, misshaped, or abnormally spaced, our experienced Brentwood, MO, cosmetic dentists at Brentwood Family Dentistry can help by applying veneers.


What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers made of a very thin, durable porcelain material which is then applied directly onto your teeth. They provide you with a natural, long-lasting smile without having to undergo complicated and painful orthodontic procedures to fix the issues with your teeth.

The process is completed right in our office by Dr. Rhea and Dr. Doherty, so you can trust that your veneers will give you the smile you are hoping for. We remove a small amount of the tooth’s surface so that the veneer can be placed on the tooth. Then, an impression is made of your teeth and the veneer is made to precisely fit your mouth. Finally, it is bonded to your tooth with resin cement.


Who Should Get Veneers?

It is very rare for a person’s teeth to grow in perfectly straight, but you don’t have to live with crooked teeth. Likewise, accidents can happen which may cause a tooth to break or chip. These issues can be dealt with by an orthodontist, but the fast and efficient way to cover up these problematic teeth is veneers.

Veneers can also be used as an option when you have stained teeth from drinking coffee, smoking, or eating highly pigmented foods.The unattractive yellow or brown coloring on your teeth can be eliminated with veneers. They are largely stain-resistant so repeated bleaching or whitening will not be a concern. Worn off enamel from acidic foods or acid reflux can also be replaced by veneers.


How to Maintain Veneers

Maintaining your veneers is just like caring for your regular teeth. You should practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft toothbrush and proper toothpaste, flossing once a day, getting regular dental checkups, and avoiding harmful activities such as grinding or clenching your teeth and chewing on objects like your nails, pencils, and ice.


Contact Our Dental Care Professionals

If you are considering investing in veneers for your teeth, the Brentwood, MO, cosmetic dentists at Brentwood Family Dentistry are here to help. Our friendly, competent staff will provide you with the best possible dental care so you feel comfortable with the process and love your new smile. Contact us today to schedule your first dental veneers appointment.

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