When it comes to your smile, you want one that you can show off. The problem is, many people do not have a perfect smile. There are several things that can change a smile. Teeth wear down over time, sometimes they crack, and decay can take a toll. We here at Eric J. Sadler, DDS and Associates have solutions that will help to give you a beautiful smile that you will want to show off again. One of those solutions could be veneers.
What Are Veneers? Moreover, Who Can Benefit From Them?
Veneers are just one way that we can improve a smile. Here is a little bit of basic information that you will want to know about veneers.
Most veneers are a thin piece of porcelain that is placed over part of a tooth. They are then bonded onto the tooth. Veneers are permanent. They are made to look like your natural tooth, and the veneer will not cover your tooth the way that a crown will.
There are several different reasons why we might recommend veneers to someone. They can be a great way to repair a tooth. Veneers can help to save your tooth.
The enamel on a tooth may start to wear off for several different reasons. You will not grow more enamel. If your enamel is worn, we might recommend veneers.
Stains and discoloration might be a reason why we recommend veneers. Some stains will not go away, even with bleaching. If that is what happens in your case, we might suggest one or more veneers.
Age is another factor that we will take into consideration when it comes to veneers. Your teeth will wear down over time, and if they wear down enough, veneers could be the solution.
If You Have a Tooth That is Too Small Veneers Can Help
If we recommend one or more veneers for your smile, here is what you can expect. We will start by shaping the tooth. We might take a mold and give you a temporary veneer. In some cases, we can make the veneer ourselves. We might create a rough spot on the tooth so that we can better bond the veneer to your tooth. If your veneer is temporary, we will give you the permanent one once it is ready.
You will want to take care of your veneers the same way that you take care of your natural teeth. You will brush and floss. Add mouthwash to your daily routine if you do not use it already.
You should be able to eat the way that you did before your tooth was damaged. We might recommend that you stay away from some hard to eat foods, but we also might not. If you have a problem with your veneer, let us know immediately.
Veneers will help you to have confidence in your smile once again. Here at Eric J. Sadler, DDS and Associates, we want to give you back that confidence. Call us at (336) 331-5271. We want to help you to have a smile that you never thought possible.