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If you have chips or small gaps or misalignment in your teeth, and you’re reluctant to smile, then veneers may help you regain your self-esteem and your self-confidence. Veneers are excellent choices for covering small irregularities in teeth, and the result will be a beautifully even, white set of porcelain teeth. If you’re interested in regaining your smile, then call our Abingdon office and we’ll schedule an initial consultation with one of our dedicated dentists.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?
Veneers are very thin layers of porcelain that are permanently affixed to your natural teeth, and they cover minor flaws and irregularities in your natural teeth. The result is a beautiful smile that you’re proud to show to others. If your teeth are healthy except for the irregularities, then veneers may be the solution for you. Veneers can correct issues such as:
Size and shape: If you have a chipped tooth, it can make you very self-conscious, particularly when you’re at an important event such as a wedding or a job interview. Veneers can be matched to the color of your natural teeth and they’ll cover small chips that you might have. If you’re not particularly happy with your tooth color, veneers can be lighter than your natural shade. If your teeth have been shortened because you grind your teeth, which is called bruxism, veneers can provide the additional length so that your teeth are even. If your teeth are more round or square than you’d like, or if they’re too big or too small, then veneers can adjust them to a more pleasing appearance. If you’d like more information that’s specific to your needs, call our Abingdon office and we’ll be happy to help you.
Tooth color: The aging process, lifestyle habits such as smoking, and drinking wine and coffee, and taking some types of medications can cause your teeth to become stained or dull. Veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth so that they’re lighter and brighter. Particularly if whitening treatments haven’t worked for you in the past, veneers may be the answer to your dull and stained teeth. Call us today for more information or to schedule a consultation.
Alignment and spacing: Minor issues such as small gaps or minor misalignment of the teeth can make you unhappy with your smile. Especially if you’re averse to wearing braces, veneers can provide you with white, even teeth without experiencing the discomfort of braces. Call us today if you’d like more information.
What’s the Difference Between a Veneer and a Crown?
A crown is installed over the entire tooth, especially if it’s a back tooth or molar that needs additional strength for mastication. Porcelain crowns are also used for any teeth that have been damaged due to trauma, no matter their location in the mouth. A veneer is applied to the front of the tooth only, so it provides no structural support, it’s for aesthetics only. Both are permanently affixed to the teeth and both are made of veneers porcelain.
During your porcelain veneers procedure, your dentist will examine your teeth to determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers or if crowns would work better for you. You’ll be provided with an estimate for your porcelain veneers cost before we commence work, so that you’ll know exactly the amount of the fees that you’ll incur. If you need veneers or crowns, but have budgetary concerns, let us know. We want our patients to have the treatment they need and not delay needed treatment because of concern about their porcelain veneers cost. We have payment options available, and we can help you.
Do Veneers Last for a Lifetime?
Unforeseen circumstances notwithstanding, veneers should last for decades if properly cared for. They require no additional care regimen, only the brushing and flossing that you provide to your natural teeth, and not misusing them. Teeth were never designed to open bags or bottles and they shouldn’t be used for that whether you have veneers or all natural teeth.
Are Lumineers® Better Than Porcelain Veneers?
Lumineers® is a specific brand of veneers. They’re very thin, and many times, little or no enamel needs to be removed from your teeth prior to installation. Their durability is another attractive feature – many times Lumineers will last for two or more decades. If you have more questions on these very natural looking veneers, call our Abingdon office and we’ll be glad to answer them.
What Type of Oral Care Do Veneers Require?
Veneers require no more care than your natural teeth, simply brushing and flossing at least daily, and using your teeth for their designed purpose only. If you grind your teeth at night, you might consider using a night guard so that you don’t damage your veneers. Use caution when biting into hard foods so that you don’t cause damage.
Can I Get a Consultation for Veneers in Abingdon Today?
If you’re interested in porcelain veneers in Abingdon, call our office at (410) 698-1674 and we can help you. If you have additional questions, we’ll answer them, and we’ll schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. We look forward to hearing from you and adding you to the extended family that’s comprised of our dental patients, so call us today.