Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic solution to problems like stains, discolorations and chips in the teeth. However, many patients know little or nothing about dental veneers, and are unaware of how dental veneers can help them. As your dentist in St. Cloud MN, it’s our job to educate our patients on how our services can help them. This is what you need to know about dental veneers and how they can make your smile bright, white and beautiful once again.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers in St. Cloud MN are a cover placed on the front of the tooth to hide cosmetic defects, such as stains and discolorations. Dental veneers do not correct structural problems. For teeth that need structural reinforcement, crowns are a more appropriate choice. Your dentist can help you decide whether crowns or veneers are the right choice for you.
Am I a good candidate for dental veneers?
You’re probably a good candidate for dental veneers if your teeth have cosmetic defects, are not in need of structural reinforcement, and your teeth are healthy. If your teeth are not healthy or your gums are not healthy, your dentist may recommend focusing on improving your oral health before installing dental veneers.
Do dental veneers look natural?
Dental veneers are designed to look natural. They’re made from tooth colored material, which helps ensure that no one can tell the difference between your natural teeth and your dental veneers.
How long do dental veneers last?
How long dental veneers lasts depends on what kind of material they’re made from and how well you take care of your teeth. Dental veneers made from resin typically last about 7 years, while dental veneers made from porcelain may last as long as 15. To prolong that period, avoid doing things like chewing on pen caps or using your teeth as scissors. The better care you take care of your teeth, the longer your dental veneers are likely to last.
Have questions about dental veneers? Call today.
At Friesz Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re happy to answer your questions about dental veneers. Call today to speak to our phone staff or to make an appointment to meet with our dental professional.