Veneers are small covers that are placed in front of your actual teeth. They are mostly used to cover the front-facing teeth, as opposed to crowns which tend to be used on the molars or your side teeth. They’re also usually made out of porcelain, but there are multiple variations available.
Veneers are available in different thicknesses, durability, shades and more, so it’s important that you sit down with us to assess which ones will be the best for you, according to your specific needs and budget.
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How Does the Veneer Procedure Work?
First, we take an initial mold of your teeth by having you bite down on a plaster mold, so we get a perfect impression of your teeth. The veneers are then made using the mold to make sure they have the right shape, and they’re a custom and perfect fit for your mouth and teeth.
We then sand the teeth that will get the veneers, so they don’t stand out from the rest of your teeth. However, the veneers aren’t made right away. Just like with crowns, it will take a couple of days to have your custom ones ready, so you will need to come to the office a second time.
We’ll give you temporary veneers while your permanent ones are created. It’s important to point out that the temporary ones look amazingly real, so you don’t need to worry about them while yours are being made.
On your second appointment, the temporary ones will be removed, and we’ll start placing your veneers one by one to make sure they’re all properly aligned before they’re secured in their permanent spot. We’ll also check the gaps and even carve any additional areas to make sure they fit you perfectly and look natural.
It is also typically recommended to get more than one veneer done. Your best choice is usually to get all your front teeth done at once, so they’re all the same shade, but this may vary depending on your particular situation.
How do I Care For my Veneers?
Once you get your veneers, continuing to care for your oral hygiene will continue to be very important. You will still need to brush your teeth and floss. Remember, your teeth are still there, just covered.
On the other hand, it’s also natural for them to fade in color after a while, and regular teeth whitening options won't work on them. However, you can reach out to us, and we can polish them to remove any stains and get them back to their original look. That means you can always have a brilliant smile.
To learn more about veneers, feel free to call the experienced professionals here at City Smiles DC at (202) 223-6300 today!