If you feel embarrassed when you look in the mirror at your teeth, don’t assume their appearance is something you need to get used to seeing. With the help of a dentist, you can revitalize your teeth and made them look as good as new by adding dental veneers to the front of your teeth.
Veneers are thin pieces of material cut to fit over your natural teeth. Porcelain or composite resins make-up the composition of veneers, with many people choosing porcelain because it’s durable and looks like natural teeth. Our dentists at Broadway and Sunrise Mall Dental Centers apply veneers in Hicksville and Massapequa for many reasons, including to:
Veneers are less expensive than dental crowns, and they do a great job of making your teeth look beautiful again. Once a dentist cements the veneers in place and hardens the cement with a light, you can begin to eat and drink as normal.
Taking care of porcelain or resin veneers isn’t very different from taking care of your natural teeth. After the procedure, our dentists from Broadway and/or Sunrise Mall Dental Centers will want you to go back for a follow-up to ensure they are still in place. However, afterward, you can follow a regular dental schedule with regular exams and cleanings every six months.
When brushing your teeth, use a soft-bristled brush and a fluoride toothpaste or gel that’s non-abrasive. The fluoride will still be important because you have natural teeth still behind the veneers, and it will help keep tooth decay away.
Also, avoid chewing foods that are too hard. Although veneers are durable, they, like your teeth, can break if you chew on hard nuts, candies, ice, or materials like metal that you shouldn’t put in your mouth. If the veneer breaks, it is possible to replace it, but it’s better to avoid going through the trouble.
If you wish to change how your teeth look, out of the options that you have, dental veneers are the best because they are inexpensive compared to the other options, and our experts in Hicksville and Massapequa can customize how they look to your needs.