Veneers are very thin, tooth-shaped dental prostheses. They’re made to fit over your teeth and cover up the front chewing surfaces. Veneers can hide a huge variety of cosmetic issues, providing you with a more perfect, radiant smile.
Porcelain veneers are made out of a ceramic material, while composite veneers are made of a strong plastic resin. Though porcelain veneers may have a higher upfront cost, they last much longer, and look and feel more natural. They are also completely stain-resistant, which keeps your smile looking bright and beautiful.
Composite veneers can be more affordable, but they will not typically last as long as porcelain veneers. However, they are a good option if you're on a budget. To find out which solution is best for you, schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Antoun!
It usually takes just three appointments to place a set of veneers. At your first appointment, we will take pictures and scans of your face and teeth, and send them to an artist at a trusted dental lab where a customized set of veneers will be created. To ensure the end result will look completely natural, they will consider your skin tone, face shape, and current smile when creating your veneers.
At the next appointment, Dr. Antoun will prepare your teeth for treatment. Next, he will scan your teeth and send them to the lab where the veneers will be made. You’ll be sent home with a set of temporary veneers that will look almost exactly like your permanent veneers, to wear until your permanent prostheses are created.
When you come back in for your final appointment, Dr. Antoun will place your permanent veneers. He will check the fit and appearance and bond them into place permanently, completing your new smile.
To care for veneers, simply treat them just like natural teeth. Brush twice a day and floss once a day, and continue to see Dr. Antoun every six months for routine cleanings. You should also avoid chewing non-food objects (pens, fingernails) with your veneers to ensure they are not accidentally damaged.
If you have any cosmetic issues with your smile but your teeth are healthy, you are likely a good candidate for veneers. Contact our office to schedule a consultation!