If you are looking for a fast way to get a beautiful smile in the Anchorage area, dental veneers may be the best choice for you. You no longer need to be embarrassed and self-conscious about your appearance. Covering your existing teeth with veneers will give you confidence and will allow you the freedom to smile and laugh as you desire.
Dental veneers can cover up most cosmetic oral issues including chipped, unevenly-spaced, or discolored teeth. This is not a permanent solution for fixing oral imperfections. However, with the right dental professional veneers may last you for 10-15 years assuming you maintain proper high-quality oral hygiene. Many people with oral cosmetic issues choose dental veneers because it is a speedy procedure with quick results. You will be able to enjoy the benefits of your new dental veneers by the end of your dental appointment.
What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are sturdy and long-lasting thinly composed tooth covers that are custom made for each patient. When you meet with an accomplished dentist at Gregorin Dental, we will consult with you about your dental cosmetic desires and your options will be carefully explained to you. Veneers are not the same as dental crowns as they are less durable and only cover the front side of the tooth. Crowns cover the entire tooth.
What are Veneers Made Out Of?
Dental veneers generally are either porcelain or composite. For porcelain veneers, a mold will be taken of your teeth so your custom teeth caps can be created. On average, this can take up to two weeks, but sometimes less. Once the veneers are ready, they will be affixed on the surface of your teeth with a bonding procedure. However, if one of your porcelain veneers breaks for any reason, it cannot be repaired and you will need to replace it.
Composite veneers can be created chairside, which means you can leave the office with customize teeth caps in one office visit. Generally, the structure of each tooth will need to be altered significantly for placement of composite veneers. This type of veneer is less of an investment than porcelain veneers, however they have half the lifespan. On the positive side, if a composite veneer breaks, it can be repaired by simply visiting our office.
Are Dental Veneers Right for You?
Dental veneers, also known as teeth caps, are an appropriate choice when you already have relatively healthy teeth yet are dealing with cosmetic dental issues. Those with poor dental health including gum disease, broken teeth, or tooth decay are not good candidates. Also, if you grind or clench your teeth often, dental veneers are not the ideal choice for you. Additionally, under-bites and overbites cannot be corrected with the placement of dental veneers.
Caring for Your Veneers with Gregorin Dental
After your veneers have been placed, careful protection and maintenance is paramount. You should avoid eating hard foods, and rigorous oral hygiene is essential. Have your veneers examined twice a year and have regularly scheduled cleanings to prolong the life of your dental veneers, whether they are porcelain or composite.
You can depend on comprehensive oral care when you choose Gregorin Dental for your dental veneer needs. We have been serving the greater Anchorage, AK area and our dentists have decades of experience. For more information on dental veneers or to schedule a free consultation call today!