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 patients.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin covers that are placed on the teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers look like natural teeth and may be made of either porcelain or a composite resin.
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 still look natural and fit well. Your dentist will then make an impression of your prepared teeth and determine a shade for the veneers that will look natural and flattering for you.
After this initial appointment, your dentist will send the impressions to a dental lab so that your custom veneers can be created. You may wear temporary veneers as you 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?
Veneers are 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.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are interested in veneers, schedule an appointment with Fennell, Yoxthimer, and Associates, DDS. Call our Cincinnati office at (513) 631-6600 or request your first appointment online to find out if veneers are right for you.