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What Are Dental Veneers? 

Sep 26 2021

Smiling is not only contagious, but it’s one of the most enjoyable feelings in the world. But for people who are self-conscious about their teeth, smiling with confidence isn’t always easy. Fortunately, for those with stained, chipped, yellowing, or damaged teeth, dental veneers can provide a solution. Connect with Distinctive Dental Solutions today to learn more about our services for dental veneers in Northwest Indiana. 

What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers are tooth-colored shells that are attached to the front of teeth. They are usually made from porcelain or resin, and mimic the look and feel of real teeth. Once veneers are applied, they are permanently bonded, so you can count on them being a part of your smile for years to come. 

What Are the Benefits of Veneers?

Veneers are used to improve the appearance of teeth that are:

  • Broken
  • Chipped
  • Stained
  • Yellowing
  • Discolored
  • Smaller than average
  • Otherwise cosmetically displeasing

For this reason, one of the most obvious benefits of veneers is that they can improve the look of a smile, giving the patient more confidence and improving their self-esteem. In addition to the pure cosmetic benefit of veneers, veneers are also easy to care for, long-lasting, and relatively easy to apply when selecting “no-prep” veneers. Keep in mind that more traditional veneers will require more tooth preparation, which can be more invasive and uncomfortable. 

How Are Veneers Installed?

Different types of veneers are installed and applied to teeth in different ways. For no-prep veneers, there may be some tooth preparation. However, because these types of veneers are only applied to a tooth’s enamel, the prep is relatively minimal—in fact, local anesthetic may not even be necessary. 

For traditional veneers, on the other hand, the tooth structure may need to be ground down past the enamel. While this allows for proper placement of the veneers, this process is irreversible and is much more invasive. 

Before it even gets to the application of the veneers, though, you’ll start out with a consultation with your dentist. Your dentist can make a recommendation about veneers, take X-rays and do an evaluation to determine the health of your teeth, and take an impression of your teeth in order to make your veneers. 

Learn More About Dental Veneers Today

If you have teeth that aren’t as cosmetically pleasing as you would like, dental veneers might provide you with the solution that you’ve been looking for. To learn more about veneers and the dental veneer services offered by Distinctive Dental Solutions, call our team directly today or send us a message at your convenience. We can provide you with answers to all of your questions. 

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