Do you envy the perfect smiles of celebrities and other people in high-profile positions? For many of them, their flawless-looking teeth didn’t come naturally. Their natural teeth are covered with veneers. A dental veneer is a thin resin shell that’s bonded to the front surface of a tooth using dental cement. Each is custom-made. The application of veneers is a common cosmetic dentistry treatment. If your teeth are discolored, worn down, chipped or moderately misaligned, dental veneers may be the ideal solution for you.
At the office of Merrick Dental Arts, our highly skilled staff will determine if you’re a candidate for veneers and will work with you to create a great-looking smile. We enjoy getting to know all of our patients and providing them with the personalized service they deserve. Our team of professionals provides the highest quality care to prevent, detect and treat a wide variety of dental conditions, as well as offering cosmetic procedures.
There are two types of dental veneers: porcelain or composite. The porcelains resist stains better than the resins and offer a natural look. The composites are more affordable and require less prep work on your natural teeth, and the process is reversible. It’s important to talk with your dentist about the best choice of veneer material for your needs.
The process involves bonding the shells to the front of the teeth, thereby changing their color, shape, size or length. The result is teeth that look natural and seamless. It usually requires three trips to the dentist—one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers. Veneers generally last from seven to 15 years, after which they need to be replaced.
We at Merrick Dental Arts are committed to each patient’s oral health. We employ sophisticated technology and advanced techniques that give them optimum dental health. We have a long track record for successfully treating many patients, and we’re confident we can do the same for you. For more information about veneers and our many other dental services, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment today.