5 Problems That Veneers Resolve

If you long for brighter or more even teeth without braces or teeth whitening, look no further than veneers. Once bonded to your teeth, the thin shells of a composite or porcelain look just like healthy, natural teeth. Best of all, the application process is quick and minimally invasive.

Our expert team at Swinney Dental in Tyler, Texas, uses state-of-the-art, no-prep veneers to give you a smile you can feel confident about. 

If you’ve ever wondered what veneers “fix,” read on to learn more about popular uses and benefits.

The veneers process

If you’re approved for veneers, we first create a mold of your teeth and send it to a dental lab for creation. Once your veneers arrive, which usually takes 1-2 weeks, you’ll come in for a placement appointment.

Before placing your veneers, we ensure they look great and fit perfectly on your teeth. If they do, you’ll have a thorough cleaning to prevent bacteria from getting trapped beneath the veneers. 

Then, we buff the surfaces of your teeth to create a rough texture. Next, we use dental cement to bond the veneers to your teeth. A special ultraviolet light, applied for about one minute, ensures quick hardening of the dental cement. 

Once the veneers process is complete, you go on with your day as usual and enjoy your more radiant smile.

Problems veneers resolve

Veneers enhance the look of your smile in numerous ways. Some of the most prevalent complaints they address include:

  1. Broken or chipped teeth
  2. Gaps between teeth
  3. Severe discoloration or uneven coloring
  4. Smaller-than-typical teeth
  5. Unusually shaped, such as pointy teeth

You may only need one veneer if you have a singular issue, such as one cracked tooth. If you have multiple concerns or severely stained teeth, veneers can top your entire smile.

How to take care of your veneers

To make the most of your veneers, maintain optimal brushing and flossing habits and use non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to schedule a dental cleaning every 6-12 months, depending on your needs. Veneers don’t stain as easily as natural enamel. However, you should still limit staining beverages, like coffee, black tea, and red wine. 

With good care, your veneers may last as long as 20 years. At that point, you can opt to have them replaced.

To learn more about veneers or find out if you’re a good candidate, call Swinney Dental today. You can also schedule an appointment using our convenient online booking feature.

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