Some Important Things to Know About Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are popular for people who have unsightly teeth, whether they’re discolored, broken or chipped, misaligned, gapped or just simply worn down. However, before you rush to your Leesburg, VA dentist, there are a few things you need to know about dental veneers.

The Procedure for Getting Dental Veneers

Whether you are applying veneers to one tooth or multiple teeth, you will probably have to make two or more trips to your dentist in Leesburg. Your dentist needs to know exactly what you want accomplished; then they will examine your teeth to determine if it’s possible. In most cases,  the dentist will have to remove some enamel from the tooth and make a model of your tooth to make the veneer.  In some cases the veneer can be made in the office while you wait.  

When the veneer is ready, the dentist will apply some cement to it and place it on your tooth. A light beam is used to cure the cement. You may have to have a follow up  visit within the next few weeks for a post operative check.  

Advantages of Dental Veneers

Good Leesburg dentists can apply veneers in a way where you can’t even tell the difference between them and your natural teeth. You can change the color of the veneer to make it however bright or dark you want your teeth to be.  Porcelain veneers are color stable and do not stain.  

Disadvantages of Dental Veneers

A dental veneer is not reversible, it cannot be taken off.  Furthermore, if you don’t take care of the veneers like you do your natural teeth, it’s generally not possible to repair them in the case of damage. Cosmetic differences aside, veneers may be more sensitive to hot and cold since some of the enamel was removed to install them.

For more information about dental veneers, be sure to contact us today!