For a breathtaking new smile, dental veneers are a popular choice. At Shodhan Dentistry, it gives us great joy to transform damaged teeth into a beautiful smile. Our experienced Yucaipa dentists have treated many patients with various dental concerns. As long as you have a good tooth structure, you are a candidate for veneers.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells made from either porcelain or ceramic materials. They are fully customizable. Our cosmetic dentist can match the shade, shape, and size to your natural teeth.
How Are Dental Veneers Used?
Dental Veneers are helpful for a variety of dental problems. The restorations excel at hiding cosmetic deformities you may have. Since they sit on top of your teeth, they can close gaps, hide stains, and provide tooth size uniformity. In essence, they create that sparkling smile you see amongst Hollywood Stars.
Getting veneers placed is a multistep process that occurs in 2 visits for most patients. During the first visit, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth. This impression will help the dental lab create the custom fit ones. Then next comes the tooth prep. During the prep, our cosmetic dentist will remove a small portion of your enamel. Soon after, a temporary veneer is placed onto your prepped tooth using removable glue. During this time, we recommend being careful with brushing and eating. The temporary one can move quickly with the removable adhesive holding it in place.
The second visit happens when the lab finishes the permanent veneer. Your dentist will remove the temporary and place the permanent one in its place. Once the dentist makes any adjustments for fit, they are bonded into place.
After The Procedure
Expect to feel sore over the next few days after receiving your veneers. If needed, the dentist can prescribe pain medication to help you stay comfortable. Our Yucaipa dentist recommends that patients eat soft type foods during this time. After this short recovery period, you should feel normal again. A few days of discomfort is definitely worth a new magnificent smile.
How Long Should I Expect The Veneers To Last?
How long your veneers last will depend a lot on you. The longevity varies anywhere between seven to 20 years. The better a patient takes care of them, the longer they will last. Our dental office recommends patients use common sense in caring for them. This means avoiding hard types of foods and refraining from using their teeth as a tool to open packages. In the event your veneers chip, loosen or fall off, contact our office right away to fix them.
Benefits Of Choosing Veneers
There’s a reason why veneers are popular. Main reasons patients choose are:
- to boost their self-esteem
- to close noticeable tooth gaps
- hide stains and discolorations on a tooth
- fix and protect chipped and cracked teeth
- For many patients, they want a better-looking smile without the need for surgery.
Are There Any Potential Downsides?
As with any dental therapy, there are potential downsides with veneers. For starters, there can be discomfort during and after the placing. This can be easily remedied with numbing agents during the procedure and pain meds after. The other big downside is the wait time for the dental lab to create them. During this waiting period, patients need to refrain from hard physical activity. So if you enjoy contact sports, you will have to avoid them.
Does My Insurance Cover Veneers?
Since veneers are cosmetic treatments, insurances most likely won’t cover them. If budget is an issue, there can be other alternatives for your dental care. Great options could be fillings or dental bonding as an example.
To learn more about veneers, contact Shodhan Dentistry today. Your smile is a valuable asset. It’s better to have the best dentist in Yucaipa transform your smile. Call to request a consult.