There are many options for improving your smile including dental veneers. A veneer is a thin covering that is placed over the front part of the tooth. The covering can be made out of ceramic/porcelain or composite material. Veneers can be used to lighten the color of teeth that are naturally yellow or gray. Veneers can also change the shape of teeth by correcting chipped, worn or crooked teeth and even filling in the large gaps between teeth. Dental veneers can whitened and straightened your smile.
Before a veneer is made your teeth must be free of cavities and gum disease. Once veneers are made there is no special maintenance needed just regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene. Patients who clench or grind their teeth may not be good candidates for veneers because they have an increased risk of chipping or breaking the veneers. A nightguard worn while sleeping will help minimize the stress on the teeth and improve the longevity of the dental veneers. Like any dental restoration it is possible over time and with wear that the veneer will dislodge. In that case new ones may be needed. Regular denta visits and good home care are a must for maintaining healthy teeth your new smile.