If your teeth are pointy, stained, or smaller than average, veneers can transform your smile. At Franklin Square Dental, general and cosmetic dentists Zhiyong Fan, DDS, and Amira Hassan, DDS, use veneers to cover minor oral imperfections and help individuals achieve Hollywood-worthy smiles. To make an appointment at the practice in Austin or Bee Cave, Texas, call the nearest office, or click the online booking feature today.
Veneers are paper-thin pieces of porcelain bonded to the front of your permanent teeth. They cover up cosmetic imperfections like stains and cracks or spaces between the teeth.
You might only need one veneer if you chip a tooth, but most people get six or eight. Getting veneers on your front upper teeth can make your smile more balanced and symmetrical.
Franklin Square Dental uses veneers to cover up various cosmetic issues, including:
You might also benefit from veneers if you have teeth that are pointy or unusually shaped.
At Franklin Square Dental, getting veneers takes two visits.
Before recommending veneers, your Franklin Square Dental provider asks about your goals, conducts an oral exam, and takes digital X-rays. If there are no cavities or signs of gum disease, your provider numbs your mouth and removes a thin layer of enamel from each tooth receiving a veneer.
Then, your provider scans your teeth and sends the impressions to a dental laboratory. The laboratory uses your impressions to manufacture a custom set of veneers that transform your smile.
A few weeks later, when the laboratory finishes your veneers, you return to Franklin Square Dental. Your provider numbs your mouth, bonds the veneers to the front of your permanent teeth, and provides care instructions.
If you have veneers, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene. Franklin Square Dental recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing once daily, and visiting the office every six months for professional teeth cleaning and an oral exam.
If you play sports or lead an active lifestyle, wear a mouthguard to prevent chips, cracks, or other types of damage. It’s also important to avoid bad habits like biting your fingernails, chewing on pen caps, or opening packaging with your teeth.
By following these guidelines, your veneers can last 12-15* years and maybe even longer.
To learn more about veneers, make an appointment at Franklin Square Dental by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.