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Veneers: Purpose, Procedure, and Aftercare

May 10, 2022
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Posted By: Dentistry of Fishers
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In the past, veneers mainly were worn by movie stars and models, but today your cosmetic dentist in Fishers, IN, is happy to offer dental veneers to our patients.

Dental veneers are curved shells of porcelain that fit the front-facing part of the teeth to conceal most dental flaws. Your dentist clears a bit of enamel from the tooth to cement your veneer, making veneers permanent.

Purpose of Dental Veneers in Fishers, IN

Dental veneers hide tooth flaws, restoring confidence and promoting smiles and laughter. Veneers can hide the following tooth flaws:

  • Gummy smiles
  • Short or worn-down teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Mildly misaligned teeth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Small chips
  • Tooth shape issues

It may be that you have one damaged or short tooth. In this case, you can opt for one veneer. The number of teeth you choose to treat is your decision.

Dental Veneers Procedure

Your dentist treats the teeth you’d like to veneer by removing some enamel to avoid a bulky or unnatural-looking finish.

Removing a bit of tooth enamel to flush your veneer is not painful. But it does make veneers permanent. Should you damage a veneer, it must be replaced to prevent tooth loss, fracture, or infection in the exposed tooth.

Dental Veneer Aftercare

Veneers don’t require added routines or care. But it’s important to brush and floss them along with your untreated teeth. And just like before veneers, be sure to visit your dentist regularly for checkups and teeth cleanings.

What Can I Eat After Getting Porcelain Veneers?

You can enjoy the same foods you’d eat if you didn’t have dental veneers. However, whether you have restorations or not, it’s never good to chew on ice or other unnaturally hard items. You should also never use your teeth or veneers to twist off caps or rip open packages. Teeth and restorations are for eating and smiling only.

Contact Your Fishers, IN Cosmetic Dentist

To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry or schedule your consultation with the dentist, call us today.

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