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 cover up 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 two appointments to place a set of veneers. At your first appointment, Dr. Antoun will carefully clean and numb your mouth, then prepare your teeth for treatment. Next, he will take images and impressions of your teeth and send them to a trusted dental lab where your veneers will be made.
You’ll be sent home with a set of temporary veneers to wear until your permanent prostheses are created. Then, you’ll come back in for your final appointment. Dr. Antoun will check the fit of your permanent veneers 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 hard foods (ice, almonds, etc.) and non-food objects (pens, fingernails) with your veneers to ensure they are not prematurely damaged.
If you have multiple 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 and learn more.