Are you or a loved one searching for a way to get a stronger, longer lasting, beautiful smile? Have one or more of your teeth been misshapen, misaligned, abnormally spaced, stained, severely discolored, worn down, or chipped? Has this shaken your confidence or made you self-conscious about letting out a happy grin? If your answer to all of the above is “Yes”, then keep reading to learn more about this excellent solution!
For the past few decades now, veneers have been a popular alternative among dental patients to long-term restoration procedures. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bend, you will be provided numerous options by our team for the most satisfactory result. We will help you regain your confidence and alleviate that fear of showing off your smile around friends, family, or just day-to-day life. For any questions you may have, call us to schedule an appointment at (541) 389-0261.
What Are Veneers?
A dental veneer is a thin shell or sliver bonded onto the front of your tooth (the side you and everyone else sees) that acts as a “false front”. Each one is custom-made to fit your unique teeth. As the name states, it is veneering (much like a thin layer covering a substrate).
How Is a Veneer Made?
Veneers are typically made from wafer-thin porcelain or composite resin, which is always crafted to match your natural teeth in much detail as possible to help them fit in. While resin and ceramic veneers are a common choice, you also have options to get one constructed from metal or a combination of metal and porcelain.
How Easy or Difficult Is It to Get Veneers?
The amount of time and effort it takes to complete the procedure depends on multiple factors: How many teeth are you getting a veneer for? How much of the tooth will we have to remove & replace first? What is the extent of its damage, if any? Typically, however, this procedure is an easier, more conservative and less time-consuming process compared to getting a crown, for instance. This is because it usually only requires a small portion of the front of the tooth to be removed, making the veneer no challenge for us to position.
What Are the Benefits & Risks of Getting Veneers?
Although veneers are a worthwhile option to consider for improving your teeth’s strength and appearance, it goes without saying that no dental procedure is flawless. There are always potential drawbacks somewhere, which is why we value making sure you know all the facts going into this decision. Below are the pros & cons of having veneers applied:
To schedule an appointment and discuss your options for getting veneers with Thomas E. Wold, DMD, remember to give Aesthetic Dentistry of Bend a call at (541) 389-0261.