Dental veneers are thin shells made of either porcelain or resin composite which are permanently bonded to your front teeth, so as to hide any chips, cracks, or discoloration. The teeth which are most commonly affected are the eight teeth on the upper jaw, in the front of your mouth. The main benefit provided by having veneers installed is that they immediately improve the appearance of your teeth and your smile, thereby increasing your self confidence.
Sometimes veneers are installed to cover up pointed teeth or teeth which are smaller than usual and look out of place. With proper care and regular oral hygiene, veneers can last more than a decade, which makes them a semi-permanent feature of your mouth. The process of installing them begins with your dentist taking a mold of your mouth, and sending that mold off to a laboratory, so the veneers can be made. When the veneers are returned to your dentist, you can setup an appointment to have them fitted. At this point, your dentist will make sure that the form and the color match the other teeth you have, so the veneers can blend in and look perfectly natural.
If you've been thinking about having dental veneers installed, contact Dr. Konstantine Trichas of Basking Ridge, NJ. You can either call us at (732) 314-4218, or fill out the contact form on our website and submit that. We are experts at installing dental veneers, so you can count on having fully customized veneers put in place, and on having your smile enhanced considerably. Don't wait - start enjoying the benefits of a brand new smile today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What exactly are dental veneers?
A: They are thin shells usually made of porcelain, which cover the exterior or one or more front teeth, for the purpose of concealing imperfections or gaps between the front teeth.
Q: What types of veneers are available?
A: The two most common materials comprising dental veneers are composite resin and porcelain, with porcelain being the more popular of the two.
Q: What is the purpose of applying dental veneers?
A: Dental veneers are applied to front teeth in order to conceal chips, cracks, discoloration or teeth which are either pointed or unusually small. They are also used to lessen the gap between some front teeth.
Q: What are some of the benefits of having veneers installed?
A: Porcelain is a substance which is easily compatible with gum tissue, and very little of the tooth surface needs to be removed prior to installation. You can achieve a whiter smile and have greater self confidence by having veneers installed.
Q: How long do dental veneers last?
A: Typically, veneers will last between five and 10 years, but longer times are possible with conscientious oral hygiene, and by avoiding hard foods like candy and nuts.
Q: How many veneers should I have installed?
A: Normally, veneers are installed in multiples of two, so that the most aesthetic results can be achieved. Depending on how many damaged or discolored teeth you have, it might be best to have two, four, six, or eight veneers installed.