Veneers are paper-thin shells of porcelain that your Fair Lakes Family Dentistry provider attaches to the front of your permanent teeth. If you chip a tooth, you might only need one veneer, but the team at Fair Lakes Family Dentistry usually recommends six or eight. That’s because the more veneers you get, the more balanced your smile appears.
At Fair Lakes Family Dentistry, the team uses veneers to cover minor oral imperfections, including:
The team might also recommend veneers if you have teeth that are pointy or unusually shaped.
At Fair Lakes Family Dentistry, getting veneers takes two appointments.
If you’re a candidate for veneers, your provider numbs your mouth and removes a thin layer of enamel from each of your teeth. Afterward, they take impressions of your teeth and send your impressions to a dental lab. The lab uses your impressions to manufacture a custom set of dental veneers that fit perfectly.
When the lab completes your custom veneers, you return to Fair Lakes Family Dentistry and your provider bonds the veneers to your permanent teeth. Then, they polish your veneers and provide care instructions.
Veneers tend to last 12-15* years, but it’s possible to extend their life by practicing good oral hygiene. The team at Fair Lakes Family Dentistry recommends:
It’s also important to avoid bad habits like biting your fingernails or opening plastic packaging with your teeth.
The cost of veneers varies greatly, depending on the material used and the number of veneers you need. Following an in-office consultation, including an oral exam and a discussion of your treatment goals, the team at Fair Lakes Family Dentistry can provide you with a custom quote.
To learn more about the benefits of veneers, make an appointment at Fair Lakes Family Dentistry by calling the office today and speaking with a caring member of the administrative team or by clicking the online scheduling tool.
*Individual results may vary.