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    Understanding Dental Veneers

     

    Dental veneers are very thin pieces of material that are custom made and placed on the front of teeth to improve the way that they look. They are bonded to the teeth, so this is considered a permanent procedure. It can change the shape, color, size and length of teeth, which means that you may end up with a smile that is nothing like it was prior.

    Veneers can be made of porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain is preferred since it gives a more natural appearance and the material is resistant to all types of stains. On the other hand, composite resin has its benefits as well. When having veneers made of this material, they are more cost-effective and you will not need to have as much of your natural tooth removed in order to make accommodations.

    Having this procedure will involve a few trips to the dentist. The initial visit is when you will receive a consultation. This will help the provider determine whether or not you are a good candidate for veneers. They will also answer questions and address any concerns you may have. It will take at least two visits to place the veneers.

    This is considered a cosmetic procedure since it is purely done for aesthetic value. One main issue that people have is making sure that they provide excellent care to veneers. If you are reckless and there is a chip or crack in the veneer, you will not have the opportunity to remedy the problem. The good thing is that you have to replace them every 5-10 years, so it will not be a permanent issue.

    If you want to smile again without feeling self-conscious, veneers can be the answer to your prayers. Talk to your dentist about this and see what type of feedback they offer. Hopefully, you will be considered a viable candidate for this procedure.

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