Veneers are one of the most popular ways to completely transform your smile. Veneers are made of thin porcelain shells that are applied to a tooth or teeth. Porcelain is ideal due to its strength, the ability to make it the shade of white you need, and its post buffing shine that resembles a natural looking tooth. Each veneer is custom made to match the natural shape and contour of the tooth that it is being added to.
Whether you have a few small issues or many larger issues like chipped teeth, discolored teeth, or misaligned teeth, veneers are able to improve the aesthetic appearance. In fact, veneers are most popular with people who have many dental issues instead of one, since veneers can combat so many issues at once.
A small amount of the enamel does need to be removed in order for the veneer to be placed, so teeth that lack structure or that do not have a lot of enamel may not be able to get veneers. And while some enamel does need to be removed, it is lower than the amount of tooth that needs to be removed in order to place a dental crown.
The strength and appearance of dental veneers are so similar to a natural tooth that most people will not be able to tell that you have veneers. To ensure the long-lasting brilliance of your veneers, it is important to follow proper oral hygiene. For the first few days after getting veneers, it is highly recommended to avoid teeth staining items like coffee, tea, beets, red wine and cigarette smoke.
Dr. Keith Shankle, DDS of Dental Care of Muskogee is dedicated to providing complete dental care to his patients whether it's a routine...