At Life Point Dental, we believe everyone should feel proud of their smile. However, some of our patients are dissatisfied with misshapen, discolored, or damaged teeth. Luckily, you now have plenty of options when it comes to restoring the natural look of your teeth.
Among your choices are dental veneers. These thin shields cover the outside of your teeth, putting on a beautiful front for your smile. Contrary to what many think, veneers aren’t an alternative to crowns, and should only be used for those in good general oral health. No matter your circumstances, be sure to talk to our team so we can assess if veneers are appropriate for you.
Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?
The best candidates for veneers are those already in good oral health because veneers are not a substitute for fillings, crowns, or other restorative dental work.
If you have a significant amount of tooth decay, it’s best to address those problems with additional treatment before considering veneers. Additionally, those who grind their teeth may also want to reconsider getting veneers. Constant grinding can damage veneers, resulting in additional dental bills to repair them.
No matter your circumstances, be sure to talk to the Life Point Dental team - we’ll let you know if dental veneers are right for you.
What are the Benefits of Veneers?
With the expertise of an experienced dentist, you will likely find many benefits for choosing veneers. Some of the most prevalent advantages to veneers include:
Increased confidence in one’s appearance
Exact match to the color of existing teeth
Covers up unsightly cracks and chips
Preserves most of your tooth
Resistant to future staining
Can last up to 15 years with proper upkeep
With proper maintenance, your new smile will last you over a decade.
The process for placing veneers can be summed up in three steps:
1. First, we begin with an evaluation. We'll provide a comprehensive assessment of your health, including x-rays and other imaging.
2. At your second appointment, we’ll remove a small portion of your tooth and make an impression of it. This impression is sent to a dental lab, where they’ll create veneers that are custom fit to your mouth. We will provide you with a temporary set until they are ready.
3. Finally, you’ll make a third visit where we’ll place the final set of veneers and cement them into place.