Questions about Dental Veneers

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What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers, often called porcelain veneers, are thin ceramic fronts that are bonded to the front of your teeth.

What can dental veneers do for me?

Dental veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry procedures available. They can be used to correct:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Crooked or rotated teeth
  • Gaps or spaces in smile
  • Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth (in some cases)
  • Poorly shaped teeth
  • Short teeth, worn teeth, or gummy smile

Dental veneers are the procedure of choice if you have more than one of these conditions and are looking for a long-lasting, functional, and beautiful smile.

What treatments can be done with dental veneers to improve my smile?

Depending on your oral health and your specific treatment goals, dental veneers are often a standalone treatment that can completely rejuvenate your smile without other procedures. However, sometimes you can get better results by pairing a few dental veneers with teeth whitening or gum recontouring.

Dental veneers are ceramic; does that mean they're fragile?

Dental veneers are not porcelain like the figurines in your grandma's hutch. Modern ceramics are highly engineered materials and are used for everything from putters and hammers to tank armor and armor-piercing shells. Dental veneers are very strong and once bonded to your teeth they are even stronger.

This does not mean that they are invulnerable, though, and you should take care of them as you would your natural teeth. Never use your teeth as a bottle opener or nutcracker. Don't chew ice or other very hard substances. Dental veneers are vulnerable to tooth grinding (bruxism) and bad bite (malocclusion), so it is important to have an evaluation for TMJ before getting dental veneers if your front teeth are worn or have tiny stress cracks.

How long do dental veneers last?

Dental veneers can be very long-lasting. With proper care, well-placed dental veneers will last more than a decade. Studies have shown that 96% of veneers are intact after 11 years.

Do dental veneers get stained?

Dental veneers are made of highly stain-resistant porcelain. With proper care, they will not get discolored. If they get scratched, they can begin to stain.

Why should I choose Sheridan Dental for my veneers?

Picking the right cosmetic dentist is the most important decision you will make about your dental care. If you are passionate about the health and appearance of your smileDr. Raymond Sheridan may be the right dentist for you. A graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Sheridan is trained in both cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry and is committed to getting you the best possible dental care.

We believe strongly that you should talk to multiple dentists before making a decision about your dental care, which is why we offer free consultations. You can meet Dr. Sheridan to learn how he can help you and if he is the right dentist for you. Please call or email us today to schedule your FREE dental veneers consultation with Dr. Sheridan.

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