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If your unattractive teeth have made you reluctant to smile or socialize, then porcelain veneers may be the answer to your dental problems. Discolored, chipped, or unevenly gapped teeth can adversely impact your self-confidence, which can adversely impact your entire outlook on life. Veneers can cover minor blemishes in otherwise healthy teeth and make you proud of your smile once again. If you’re interested in porcelain veneers in Wayzata, then call our office for an appointment.
Are Porcelain Veneers a Good Choice?
Veneers are made from several very thin layers of dental porcelain that look and function like your natural tooth enamel. They adhere to the front of the teeth and are excellent alternatives to more costly procedures. Veneers can cover minor dental issues such as those listed below.
- Size and shape: One or more chipped teeth can cause you to feel gauche and unsophisticated and you’re less likely to smile. This can be very important when you’re in a job interview or at a life event such as a wedding. Veneers can cover the imperfections so that you have beautifully even teeth, and they look completely natural, so only you and your dentist will know that they’re veneers. If you think your teeth are too round or too square, then veneers can provide you with the look you want.
- Tooth color: The effects of the aging process, tobacco use, dietary habits, and even prescription medications can cause unsightly discoloration and stains that no whitening products can remove. Veneers can restore your beautiful, bright smile and if you want it whiter, that’s an option too. Veneers are available in many shades, so the choice is up to you.
- Alignment and spacing: If you have uneven gaps in your teeth, then veneers can even the gaps and provide you with straight, even teeth without the need for braces, which is especially important for those who are no longer teenagers.
When you come to our Wayzata office for your evaluation, your dentist will examine your teeth and determine if veneers are a good option for you. If not, we’ll recommend other procedures that will enable you to achieve your objective. No matter what, we will also cover the porcelain veneers cost. The cost of your porcelain veneers procedure will be determined by your unique needs, but it will be influenced by the number of teeth involved, the brand of veneers you select, any additional dental work that you need, and your insurance benefits. We’ll provide you with an estimate beforehand so you’ll know what to expect for your porcelain veneers cost.
If you and your dentist determine that porcelain teeth are a good option for you, then we’ll make a mold of your teeth so that your veneers will fit correctly. Depending on the brand you select, we may need to remove up to 1mm of your tooth enamel, but this is a painless procedure. We’ll then affix the veneers porcelain to the front of your teeth, which will also be a painless procedure. Once your veneers are affixed, then they won’t move or slide around, and you needn’t be concerned about staining them. Your veneers will look and function the same as your natural teeth and they’ll be as comfortable. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call our Wayzata office.
What Is the Difference Between a Veneer and a Crown?
Even though porcelain crowns and veneers are made from the same material, they’re two entirely different procedures. Veneers are used strictly for cosmetic enhancement of otherwise healthy teeth and they’re applied only to the front of the teeth. Crowns are used for structural repair, although they may also cosmetically improve a damaged tooth, and they cover the entire surface of the tooth. Crowns are often referred to as caps because they cap the entire tooth.
Are Veneers a Long-lasting Dental Procedure?
Veneers can last for decades as long as you practice good oral hygiene and take common-sense precautions. Regular brushing and flossing and regular dental checkups will keep your veneers like new for decades, and using your teeth only for their intended purpose rather than as an opener for bottles and bags will keep them undamaged.
What Special Maintenance Procedures Do Veneers Need?
Veneers require no special solutions or treatment regimens. Regular brushing and flossing — at least twice daily — and regular dental checkups are all that’s required to maintain them. If you grind your teeth at night, then talk to your dentist about a bruxism mouthguard so that you can protect your veneers from damage, and exercise caution when biting into hard foods such as candy apples or ice. If you have questions about the care and maintenance of your veneers, then call our office and we’ll be happy to help you.
Who Schedules Appointments for Lumineers in Wayzata?
If you want veneers, call our Wayzata office at (952) 388-0287 and schedule an evaluation. We look forward to working with you.