What are Veneers & How Can They Improve My Smile?

Whenever you visit the theater to see the next Hollywood blockbuster, you can bet that the protagonist is going to have perfect, radiant teeth. How is it that every celebrity seems to have flawless teeth to make for an amazing smile? Do they all really follow the best imaginable brushing, flossing, and mouth-washing schedule?

Do not be fooled by Hollywood magic! Actors and actresses are rarely better at caring for their mouths than the average person, but they do get veneers for their teeth quite often. Veneers are made from either porcelain or a similar composite material that is permanently affixed to the front of your teeth, creating a perfect smile with just one trip to the dentist.

Veneers are a great way to quickly fix tooth problems like:

  • Discoloration and staining
  • Chips or cracks
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps

Once veneers are placed on your teeth, you still need to follow a healthy dental routine. Brushing, flossing, and using dentist-approved mouthwash each night will help keep your veneers pristine. The benefit of veneers is that if they do get damaged or discolored, they can be replaced by your dentist, making it easy to keep an impeccable smile.

Discover If Veneers are Right for You

Thinking of getting veneers? While veneers are an amazing dental tool, they are not for everyone. People who grind their teeth or clench their jaws at night may actually damage veneers. Enamel from your teeth must also be removed to apply the veneer. If you have enamel issues or thin enamel, then your dentist might not recommend veneers. You might also not need veneers if your teeth concerns can be resolved through other methods, such as whitening to undo mild stains.

If you live in Frisco and have questions about veneers, please feel free to call (972) 200-0656 to connect with Robert A. Neal, DDS Family Dentistry. Our dental office helps patients of all ages, and we always recommend dental treatments that we think will be the best long-term solution. It would be our pleasure to help you decide if veneers are right for you, or if an alternative would work instead.

See what we can do to improve your smile today. Contact us now.

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