What Are Dental Veneers?
By Franklin Dental
August 23, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

dental veneersWhat Are Dental Veneers?

Let dental veneers cover your dental imperfections and renew your smile. Dr. Joshua Stevens of Franklin Dental, which is located in Franklin, IN, offers a full range of dental services, including veneers. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about veneers. 

Dental Veneers Overview

Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells that are placed over the teeth to improve your smile. They're used to fix teeth that are misaligned, worn-down, crooked, or cracked. They're also used to close small gaps between teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their shape, color, size, or length. They can be made from resin composite materials or porcelain. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist. 

Benefits of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers can give you the smile you've always wanted. Veneers are routinely used to fix teeth that are discolored, chipped, misaligned, uneven, or worn down. These shells change the outside appearance of your teeth, while leaving the natural, healthy teeth underneath. 

Dental Veneers Procedure

You will make a preliminary office visit at which your dentist will take x-rays. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and sent it to a lab to prepare the veneers, which takes about one to two weeks. When the veneers are ready, your dentist will prepare the teeth by cleaning them and roughening the surface of the teeth. The veneers are attached to the teeth with a special cement, then a dental light is used to harden it. 

Caring For Dental Veneers

You must care for your dental veneers just as much as you care for your natural teeth. Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including flossing, brushing, and rinsing with a mouthwash as you normally would. Protect your dental veneers by not biting on hard objects. 

Want to live your best life? Start with your smile. Call Franklin Dental at (317) 868-2672 today to schedule a dental consultation in Franklin, IN. Healthy, beautiful smiles are what we do best.