Many patients avoid smiling when they notice a crack or chip in their front teeth. Indeed, these issues can put a damper on your self-esteem, however, correcting these issues is simple with dental veneers. Unfortunately, many patients associate dental veneers with the lifestyles of the rich and believe veneers are only for news anchors. Because of these misconceptions, when patients learn they can have dental veneers they ask, “what are dental veneers?”
At Lone Mountain Family Dental, we understand how important one’s personal appearance is. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be vain, chipped, cracked, or broken front teeth can cause you to become self-conscious of your smile.
Before you contact our Las Vegas dental office to schedule an appointment, let our knowledgeable staff fill you in on everything there is to know about dental veneers.
What are Dental Veneers For?
As mentioned above, dental veneers are meant to cover up any chips, cracks, or discoloration in your front teeth. Veneers are made from dental porcelain so they look exactly like your natural teeth. Better yet, dental porcelain is stain resistant so you don’t have to worry about your veneers dulling in color over time.
Dental veneers have a plethora of additional uses, though. If your front teeth are misaligned, crooked, or have spacing issues, veneers can help restore the appearance of your smile. If you have any of these issues with teeth other than your front teeth, dental crowns and bridges, dental implants, or other cosmetic dentistry services will be needed instead.
Dental Veneer Procedure
Once you have decided to get dental veneers, be sure they are right for you as there is no going back once veneers have been placed. While a set of veneers will last as long as ten years, you will need to have them replaced when its time because of the nature of the veneer procedure.
In order for your veneers to bond to your teeth correctly, the top layer of enamel has to be removed from your teeth. This is a relatively easy procedure, however, veneers will be needed to protect your teeth without enamel.
Once the enamel has been removed, impressions will be taken of your teeth so permanent veneers can be crafted in a laboratory. Once they are sent back from the lab, you will visit Lone Mountain Family Dental in Las Vegas to have them bonded to your teeth. As mentioned before, with proper care, dental veneers can last up to ten years.
Visit Lone Mountain Family Dental Today for Dental Veneers!
If you have cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth, don’t fret, Lone Mountain Family Dental is here to help. We can get you set up with dental veneers in a matter of weeks and, in the meantime, we can apply temporary veneers to mask any dental issue your front teeth have.
You can schedule an appointment online or give our Las Vegas dental office a call at 702.655.9533.