Veneers are a great way of brightening smiles and hiding teeth that stand out as odd. A chipped or crooked tooth might not be amenable to repairs, and leaving it there isn’t harmful, but it doesn’t look good. One way of fixing this is to remove then replace it, but that’s too drastic. At Empire Parkway Dental Group in Folsom, CA we can offer you veneers.
Veneers are thin coverings used to cover-up teeth and improve their appearance. At Empire Parkway Dental Group, we like to make sure that our patients know they don’t have to get veneers if they don’t want to. They’re optional and are only done for cosmetic purposes. Without veneers, teeth won’t deteriorate in health.
Before we start working, you have to choose whether you want porcelain or composite resin veneers. Porcelain veneers are tougher but more expensive. Composite resin veneers are cheaper and easier to fix, but also more likely to get damaged.
We’ll likely fit you with temporary veneers so you can try them out and see what you’ll look like before applying permanent ones. The application of veneers requires the removal of some enamel, which can be painful, so we’ll inject local anesthesia to numb your mouth first.
Many of our patients are under the impression that veneers will affect the way they live their life, but this isn’t true. You’ll get used to the sensation of veneers within a couple of days, and you’ll stop noticing them. If you feel like something’s wrong with your bite then you should come back to see us so we can adjust them.
You might want to avoid eating particularly hard foods to protect your veneers. Generally, veneers can last over 10 years before they need to be replaced. Some people believe their veneers will last a lifetime, but that’s not true. Perhaps the only dental work that can be expected to last a lifetime is dental implants.
At Empire Parkway Dental Group, we’ll do our best so that you’re satisfied with your veneers. We understand the value of a great smile, and we want all our patients to enjoy theirs.