Veneers

Veneers

Dental veneers are custom-designed shells that fit over the front surface of the teeth to conceal any cosmetic imperfections. Veneers can conceal chips, stains, cracks, gaps, and even mild misalignment. They’re also very resistant to staining and discoloration.

What Does Veneer Address?
Veneers are a great cosmetic option for a number of different issues. They can help improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, chipped, misshaped, or discolored. The material used in the creation of dental veneers is also resistant to stains, making them easy to maintain.

Veneers are also a great option for teeth that are missing or unevenly spaced. For teeth that are missing, veneers can be shaped and colored to take the place of the missing tooth. For teeth that are unevenly spaced, veneers can be used to close the gap.

Placement of Veneers
The dentist will first prepare the patient’s teeth. This involves shaving off a small amount of enamel from the surface of the teeth. This is necessary to ensure that the veneers will fit properly. The patient’s teeth will be cleaned, polished, and etched, which roughens the texture of the enamel. This helps the veneers bond properly to the tooth. Once the tooth is prepared, the dentist will take an impression of the teeth, which will be sent to a dental lab. The veneers are made from porcelain material. They are thin and resemble natural teeth. Once it is received, the patient returns to the dental office for the veneer to be bonded to the tooth.

Caring for Veneers
Caring for your porcelain veneers after placement is easy! However, after your dental veneers are beautifully in place, there are a few things you can do to ensure that they look their best for years to come.

  • Dental veneers require the same care as your natural teeth, including proper brushing and flossing every day. Be sure to brush and floss around each veneer, and brush your entire mouth twice a day.
  • Veneers require no special cleaning tools, but a soft toothbrush or electric toothbrush should be used. Avoid using abrasive toothpaste or any pastes with whitening agents, as these may scratch the veneers.
  • Veneers should be cleaned at least twice each day, and preferably after meals. While most toothpaste is safe for cleaning veneers, remember to carefully read the label to ensure that none of the ingredients are unsafe.
  • Regular dental checkups are also necessary to keep your veneers looking their best.

To learn more about our dental procedures, schedule an appointment with Bergeron Dental by calling us at (907) 456-5600 or visiting our dental office located at 3112 Airport Way, Suite 2, Fairbanks, AK 99709.

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