Teeth are used in daily functions such as eating and talking, and are vulnerable to chips and stains. Incidents such as sports injuries, car accidents, or even drinking a few glasses of wine can negatively affect the appearance of your teeth.
Luckily, Dr. Choe offers a cosmetic dentistry treatment called veneers to ensure your beautiful smile is restored.
What Are Veneers?
If you’re looking to smooth or whiten your teeth, Dr. Choe may offer you dental veneers. These cosmetic solutions are thin shells made of a strong porcelain material. They’re designed to cover the front of your damaged teeth and blend in flawlessly with your natural smile.
Veneers are a perfect solution for those whose teeth are:
Veneers are thin–approximately 0.5 mm thick–and are created to match the shape and color of your existing teeth so they blend in perfectly.
The Veneers Placement Process
In order for Dr. Choe to place your dental veneers, he must prepare your damaged teeth beforehand. To ensure you don’t feel any pain during the process, he’ll numb the area around the tooth before proceeding with the next steps.
Once we’ve matched the veneers to your existing teeth, Dr. Choe will need to remove a small amount of enamel to make sure your new veneer doesn’t stick out past your other teeth. Next, he’ll bond the veneer to your tooth to ensure it’s firmly secured in place for many years to come.
Caring for Your Veneers
Veneers are durable additions to your teeth that will last for at least 15-20 years if you maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine. Dr. Choe recommends brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash regularly. To ensure they don’t become scratched, it’s recommended that you use a gentle, non-abrasive toothpaste.
Even though they’re made of a strong porcelain material, veneers are still vulnerable to stains. To minimize this risk, we suggest limiting your intake of dark food and drinks and rinsing with water frequently if you do consume them.
Trying to Determine If Veneers Are Right for You?
Veneers are an excellent cosmetic solution to fixing damaged, uneven, or stained teeth, and we encourage you to contact our knowledgeable staff with any questions you may have about them.
Call us at 910-864-2944 to start your journey of receiving a flawless new smile.