Consider veneers if you’ve always wanted a brighter, whiter, or more Hollywood-worthy smile. At Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon in Mount Vernon, Ohio, dentists Chris Martin, DDS, Judy Peng, DDS, and the team use veneers to cover up minor oral imperfections, such as tooth stains, chips, and gaps. Call the office today and request a veneer consultation, or book online.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that your dentist bonds to the fronts of your permanent teeth. They mask cosmetic imperfections that won’t respond to other types of cosmetic dentistry.
The providers at Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon use veneers to correct various cosmetic issues, including:
You might also benefit from veneers with different sizes, providing a more uniform look.
To get veneers, you need relatively straight teeth and healthy gums. If you have crooked or crowded teeth or gum disease, Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon addresses those problems first. For example, they might prescribe orthodontic treatment or gum graft surgery.
At Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon, getting veneers takes two visits several weeks apart.
Your provider reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes a series of digital X-rays. Next, your provider numbs your mouth with an anesthetic and prepares your teeth for the veneers. They carefully remove a thin layer of enamel from each tooth and then take digital scans of your mouth.
Your provider sends the scans to a dental lab that creates a set of custom veneers. When the lab finishes your veneers, you return to Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon a few weeks later.
Your dentist bonds the veneers to the fronts of your permanent teeth, trims away any excess porcelain, and checks your bite. They polish your teeth and explain how to keep your veneers in good condition.
Veneers can last 12-15 years* and sometimes even longer. Porcelain is a tough material, but you must practice good oral hygiene. Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for preventive teeth cleaning.
Take steps to protect your veneers. Wear a mouthguard when playing sports and avoid bad habits, such as opening packaging with your teeth or biting your fingernails.
Call Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon to see if you can benefit from veneers, or book online today.
*Individual results may vary.