Dental veneers are custom-made shells, bonded to your natural teeth that help enhance their your smile. They are thin, tooth-colored layers placed on the front side of the tooth to cover up any imperfections.
Veneers are used to treat dental problems such as:
Dental veneers are made out of two main materials:
Porcelain veneers are the most commonly used ones as they last longer, look very natural, require less preparation, and are less likely to stain.
Composite resin veneers require less enamel to be removed from the tooth, may require fewer visits to the dentist, cost less, and are easy to fix if they are damaged. However, these are not as long-lasting or durable compared to porcelain.
While porcelain veneers do not get stained or discolored, the same is not true for composite resin veneers; some high-pigmented foods and drinks can stain your composite veneers in Fox Point. That’s why it’s good to always keep up with healthy dental habits like brushing and flossing.
If you are wondering if veneers can be whitened, or are tempted to use dental whitening products, it's important to know that composite resin veneers cannot be whitened. You can ask your dentist for help whitening your teeth safely without damaging your veneers. Moreover, there are also several oral care routine tips that can prevent discoloration:
As you can see, there are ways to keep your veneers healthy and white so you can enjoy them for as long as possible.
Veneers are a good option if you want a beautiful smile, and the care they require is similar to natural teeth.
At Fox Point Dental Studio, we offer high-end procedures, such as implants, sedation, and oral surgery. We strive to offer superior services to our community with a strong focus on customer service.
Our doctors, Dr. Major and Dr. Krenzke, along with the entire team are here to listen to your needs and offer the best solutions for you.
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