If you do research online, you have probably seen the differences in before and after photos. People are photographed before they get veneers, as well as after. Usually, the people that are photographed are movie stars. They get a few small roles, and then they get their teeth fixed. However, fixing your teeth with veneers doesn’t have to be for celebrities only. You can have a celebrity smile - without being a celebrity - with veneers. Not sure what those are? Let Lincoln Center Smiles take a minute to tell you about veneers.
An Introduction to Veneers
Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are custom-made to fit your teeth. Each veneer is made specifically for an individual’s mouth. You can have veneers put on your lower teeth, your upper teeth, or both sets of teeth. Sometimes, veneers are made out of composite, but those veneers are not as strong as the porcelain veneers. Also, the porcelain veneers look more realistic, more like your natural teeth than composite veneers. The veneers are cemented to your natural teeth.
Uses for Veneers
There are many reasons you may want to get veneers. If you have teeth that are broken or cracked, veneers can cover the broken or cracked teeth. Sometimes, teeth can be cracked because of an accident. You may have broken or cracked a tooth when you clench or grind your teeth. Veneers can be placed over the cracked or broken teeth to make them good as new. Veneers can also fix teeth that are not spaced correctly, which means you don’t have to get braces. Teeth that are slightly crowded can also be fixed with veneers. Veneers can also fix discolored teeth.
You might also need to get veneers to fix multiple issues with your mouth in one sitting. If you have a broken tooth, a cracked tooth, or a couple of discolored teeth, veneers can fix all of that in one visit.
How Do I Get Veneers?
You will need to come in to see us and let us get a look at your teeth. We need to make impressions of your teeth because we have to place veneers that are close to the way your natural teeth look. Sometimes, we might make a 3D model or take pictures of your teeth. We also need to consult with you about the color of veneers you want. We need to be sure the color of your veneers is natural-looking. You wouldn’t want to get blindingly white veneers, for example. We like to match veneers as closely as possible to your natural teeth. When your veneers come in, we will be able to place them onto your teeth with dental cement.
Are you curious about veneers? Do you think you might benefit from veneers? If you are thinking about getting veneers, why not give us a call? Call Lincoln Center Smiles at (971) 317-9499. We would love to make you an appointment to talk to you about veneers. We can also talk to you about the best way to care for veneers if you have some. Give us a call today!