Have you ever wondered how celebrities have such an amazing smile? Actually, the truth is that most of them have dental veneers. They are a great choice for improving your smile.
Dental veneers are very thin shells of ceramic or porcelain that bond directly to the front surfaces of your teeth. They look like the better version of your natural teeth. Also, they can cover misshapen teeth, even the length of teeth or close gaps between them. Veneers are undetectable as they are customized for your teeth and that’s what makes them so preferred.
So now that you’ve found out the secret behind the Hollywood smile, here are 10 things to know before getting dental veneers.
Everyone may find their benefits in veneers. They are not something you must do. You can still use them if you just don’t like the appearance of your smile, but most people get dental veneers to correct an issue like cracked or chipped teeth.
You can do only one tooth that has a grey cast on it or is chipped for example. You can also do only the front teeth, but what you need to know is that they must be fitted with your natural teeth and sometimes that’s not easy to do.
After you let your dentist know what you want and discuss your needs with him, he can make temporary veneers out of a liquid composite. This is like a blueprint in order to make sure that you’re going to like the final result. That way you can decide if you want to move forward.
Actually half of the patients get bonding sensitivity. That’s the reaction between your teeth and the bonding cement. The pain can last for six hours after the anesthesia. There’s an adjustment period after the procedure which lasts a few days. You’ll need to see your dentist so he can clear any excess of cement which is usually the cause of the pain.
There’s an overall healing process for your gums as they need to reform around your new teeth. This will make them sore for some time so you might want to use some Ibuprofen to help you with the pain.
Each veneer is customized and hand made before sending to the ceramist to copy. That is why dental veneers are quite an expensive procedure. However, at Gallegos Family Dentistry we’ve thought about that and we offer the possibility of payment plans. This way anyone would be able to get the smile they deserve.
With good care, dental veneers may last for up to 15 years. Their lifespan depends on how you treat them. However, at some point, they will need to be replaced with a fresh set.
If sometimes you tend to skip a dentist appointment when having veneers you can no longer do that. You’ll need to see your dentist once every six months for a checkup and a thorough cleaning.
Flossing is important whether you have veneers or you don’t. Use a longer piece of floss to get rid of the most bacteria and not spread it back on your teeth. By flossing you can clean away anything that your toothbrush can’t reach.
Dental veneers are an aesthetic but very serious dental procedure. It requires technical skill and attention to every detail. Dr. Philip Gallegos and his team use veneers routinely. They can ensure that your dental veneers are made of the highest quality porcelain and are bonded with the most advanced materials available.
Dental veneers are what you’d need if you want to have that perfect smile. Now you’re able to get the more informed decision of whether you want to get some.
If you are interested but have any hesitation, contact Gallegos Family Dentistry. We have a professional team with lots of experience in applying dental veneers, so you can be sure that you will get the best results possible. We can cover your insecurities so you can smile to the world. Call us and make an appointment for the smile of your dreams!