Is Your teeth Bonding Breaking Down? It Might Be Time for Dental Veneers
We know that when it comes to making any decision regarding your smile, you want to be well informed, and understandably so. At Northeast Lincoln Family Dentistry we get it and that’s why we’ll go over some important topics as well as show you some pictures of before and after veneers! In our article we’ll cover:
Self-esteem is unconditionally tied to how we perceive ourselves; this includes how we perceive our appearance. It undoubtedly affects our mood and how we interact in social and business relationships.
Common conditions that impact negatively on our smiles can be cracked, broken, or worn teeth; missing teeth; discolored teeth; decayed teeth; “gummy” smiles; and unwanted gaps between your teeth. Dental veneers, a form of cosmetic dentistry, can fix almost any minor dental problem, and they are able to give you the smile that you really want as you can see in the pictures of before and after veneers below.
Pictures of Before and After Dental Veneers
The above images are pictures of before and after veneers. Do note that this particular individual chose to have a combination of porcelain veneers along with a bleaching [teeth whitening] procedure for other teeth.
We know every patient and their own specific circumstance is unique. There are many factors that you and your “dentist near me” will discuss when considering dental veneers, such as your oral habits, your bite (occlusion), the available space inside your mouth, the health of your gum tissue, and the severity of your dental concern.
Also important, your dentist should always consider your own expectations for your new smile. Also, if your dentist has pictures of before and after veneers they can show you, this could help make your decision much easier.
Some people may consider using resin composites, or white fillings, instead of veneers. While bonding teeth with resin composites does have some advantages, the truth is that the resin materials simply do not last as long as ceramic materials. Your porcelain dental veneers will not darken, and their surface doesn’t wear like those of white composites.
If you have already had white fillings and now have cracks, chips, or discolorations, consider replacing them with cosmetic dental veneers. Using porcelain dental veneers can be preferred to placing a typical crown because it is not necessary to remove as much of the tooth structure Ultimately, making the procedure less invasive.
We want to help make your decision about upgrading your smile, easy.
Here are a few commonly asked questions with answers about dental veneers.
What happens to your teeth when you get dental veneers?
The teeth under veneers can still accumulate plaque and tartar, which unfortunately means they could eventually develop tiny holes. Should you have numerous cavities develop your teeth might eventually become to weak to support veneers. Be sure to discuss all possibilities with your dentist.
How long do dental veneers last on front teeth?
Dental veneers can last a very long time on your front teeth, if properly maintained. Veneers can last anywhere from ten years up to twenty plus years, but do know that they are not indestructible.
After ten years, what happens to veneers?
Eventually, much like everything else veneers will need to be replaced when they wear out.
Why do some dental veneers look fake?
If not properly placed, some dental veneers can expose a portion of your natural tooth enamel and look recessed. If your natural enamel is discolored, it can give your veneers a fake appearance.
Can dental veneers be removed?
While veneers can be removed, they can only be removed and replaced with new veneers. Dental veneers can not be removed with the intention of going back to your natural tooth structure.
Are dental veneers permanent?
Even though dental veneers can last a very long time, at some point they will need to be replaced. For some, they may never need replaced. Although veneers are considered “permanent” they are irreversible.
What are the pros and cons of dental veneers?
The pros of veneers are that they are long lasting, can look just like your natural tooth structure, and they are great for hiding things like tooth discoloration. The cons of veneers are that they are irreversible and they are more expensive versus teeth whitening, for example.
How much does a full set of dental veneers cost?
A full set of dental veneers can cost upwards of several thousands of dollars. Just like any other medical procedure, the cost varies based on several factors. It’s important that if you are considering the placement of veneers to be sure to schedule a consultation with your dentist, so you know exactly what to expect financially and aesthetically.
If you have more questions, or would like to see pictures of before and after veneers, call our office. Or, if you’d like, feel free to set up a consultation appointment. Any of our gentle Lincoln, NE dentists would be more than happy to help you explore new smile options. Let us help you today!
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The information on this page was written by Dr. Kelsey Sullivan.
This gentle Lincoln, NE dentists says: “My patients deserve personalized, quality dental care in an atmosphere they feel comfortable in. At Nebraska Family Dentistry, our team of caring professionals is committed to providing you with a comfortable and positive dental experience. Our goal is to form a partnership with you to help you achieve and maintain optimal dental health throughout your lifetime.”
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