Many people feel self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth, even if they have healthy teeth and gums. Veneers are a permanent solution that can transform your smile. Fennell, Yoxthimer, and Associates, DDS, offer custom veneers for our Cincinnati cosmetic dentistry patients.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin covers that are placed on the teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers are tooth-colored to look like natural teeth and may be made of either porcelain or a composite resin.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers can give anyone with strong, healthy teeth a beautiful smile and boost self-confidence. They can cover or correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, including discolored teeth, chipped or oddly shaped teeth, or an unsatisfying size of a tooth.
Veneers are custom-made to not only give you a smile that’s proportional and personalized, but also one that closely matches the shade of natural tooth enamel, so you can be sure no one would guess that they’re not your normal teeth. Veneers can be made of a stain-resistant material as well, although they still require you to have good dental hygiene in order to maintain their appearance.
How are Veneers Placed?
Before placing veneers on the teeth, your dentist will first prepare them by removing a small amount of enamel to create space for the veneer. This ensures that they will look natural and fit well. Your dentist will then make an impression of your teeth and determine a shade for the veneers that will look natural and flattering for your specific tooth shade and shape.
After this initial appointment, your dentist will send the impressions to a dental lab so that your custom veneers can be created. If a patient wants, they can request temporary veneers as they wait for these to arrive.
When your custom veneers are available, your dentist will adjust their fit before cleaning your teeth and adhering the veneers to your teeth. Patients should understand that because enamel is removed, veneers are a permanent decision.
Who is a Good Candidate for Veneers in Cincinnati?
A veneer treatment is a good option for patients who feel self-conscious about their teeth. If you have chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth, veneers may be a good option for you.
Veneers are not always suitable for patients with unhealthy teeth or gums, although most issues can be treated and resolved before veneers are placed. They may also be a poor choice for patients who clench or grind their teeth, as this could cause damage to the veneers over time. If you only clench or grind your teeth in your sleep, however, it may be possible for you to have veneers and wear a dental night guard to protect them from chips or breaking. Your dentist will evaluate your teeth and oral health to determine whether veneers are a suitable choice for you.
Caring for Veneers
After receiving veneer treatment, patients care for their veneers as if they were their natural teeth. This means brushing twice a day, flossing at least once per day, and using a fluoride mouthwash if recommended. Dental veneers are meant to be permanent installments in the mouth, and although they are stain-resistant, they can still become discolored like natural teeth. Be sure to ask our dentists if you notice a significant change in color with your veneers, as this could require other cosmetic dentistry procedures to help correct.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are interested in veneers for addressing your aesthetic needs, please schedule an appointment with the expert cosmetic dentists at Fennell, Yoxthimer, and Associates, DDS. Call our Cincinnati office at (513) 631-6600 or request a consultation online to find out if veneers are right for you.