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3 Things Every Patient Should Know & Appreciate About Veneers

October 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 8:02 am
a patient receiving porcelain veneers

A confident smile can leave a lasting impression, and many individuals consider veneers to be one of the most versatile and effective means of achieving that picture-perfect grin. They can tackle chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, and a wide assortment of other issues, and for many patients, they are absolute life changers. Still, other patients are a little hesitant to undergo dental work, even if it’s for the betterment of their smile. Keep reading below to learn about three things that every patient should know about veneers, so that you can make an informed decision that you’re also excited about!

1. They Indistinguishable from Natural Teeth

Veneers are typically made from dental porcelain, which can be color-matched to the natural color of teeth. The veneers are also of the correct size and shape to blend in with a patient’s natural teeth, meaning that nobody except for the patient and the dentist will even know the veneers are present! This makes veneers one of the most versatile and capable of all cosmetic treatments.

2. They’re a Permanent Transformation

Veneers are a permanent dental solution; to apply them, a thin layer of enamel is removed from the surface of the teeth being treated. This amount is quite small—roughly the same width as one of your fingernails—and isn’t anything that you need to worry about, as the process isn’t painful! That said, it does mean that you’ll always need to have veneers covering those teeth, for their own protection. This also makes veneers a cost-effective solution, since they can last longer than other cosmetic options (potentially 10 – 15 years).

3. They Don’t Replace the Need for Sensible Oral Hygiene

Veneers are durable and can last for many years with proper care; however, they are not indestructible. Regular oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and routine dental checkups are essential for maintaining their longevity, as well as their natural-looking appearance. Avoiding bad habits like smoking, using your teeth as tools, and biting into hard objects like ice cubes or your fingernails will also contribute to their lifespan.

In any case, while veneers can significantly enhance your smile, it’s crucial to have realistic expectations about what they can accomplish. While they can improve the color, shape, and other aesthetics of your teeth, they cannot address every dental issue in existence. Your dentist will help you understand what improvements can be realistically achieved through this amazing treatment option!

About the Practice

The talented team at Vista Dental Care has proudly served patients and families in the Sparks, NV area for several years under the leadership of Dr. Marc Thomas and Dr. Dennez Avendano! The practice is thrilled to offer a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatment options including porcelain veneers. If you have any questions about the blog or you’d like to set up a visit for you or a loved one, feel free to contact the practice online or over the phone for additional information or assistance. Telephone: (775) 626-3535.

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