While some cosmetic dental treatments make small changes to individual teeth, veneers completely change the appearance of the front teeth. They are requested by patients from all walks of life, from business professionals, to celebrities, to everyday people who just want a change. Find out what veneers can do for your smile and what you should expect when you visit Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH, for this cosmetic treatment.
What Veneers Are
Veneers are the most effective way for your dentist to beautify your smile when you want a major cosmetic change. A veneer is a porcelain wafer that is about as light as a contact lens and is about the size of a fingernail. They are translucent, yet sturdy, and can be contoured to a natural shape after they’re installed. At the initial appointment, a tiny amount of dental enamel must be removed from each front tooth. Each veneer is then custom designed using your dental impressions.
What Veneers Do
By hiding your smile imperfections, veneers can completely rejuvenate your smile. They resolve chipped teeth, intrinsic staining caused by medication, gaps, and teeth that are slightly turned out of their natural alignment. Veneers also give the front teeth strength and durability, protecting them from enamel erosion due to acidic substances. With good dental habits and regular visits to your Nashua, NH, dentist for professional cleanings, veneers can continue to make your smile look beautiful for decades.
Are You a Candidate for Veneers?
To be a good candidate for veneers, the inner parts of your teeth must be healthy and strong. Your dentist will check them using dental images to ensure that they’re free from dental or gum disease. It’s not advisable to put veneers on teeth that are loose or loosening since you are making a long-term investment in your smile. You must also be willing to commit to twice yearly dental visits (minimum) to maintain your veneers.
Consult a Cosmetic Dentist
You may need more help deciding if veneers are right for you. Call (603) 882-3727 today to schedule a time to talk to Dr. Salvatore Guerriero or Dr. Salvatore Colletta at Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH.