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Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are custom-made to match the shape and color of your natural teeth by a professional dental laboratory. Dr. Salim bonds them to the front of your teeth with an adhesive to give you a more beautiful and attractive smile.

These shells can completely transform your smile and are an alternative to more complex restorations, such as crowns or implants.

What does getting veneers involve?

Getting veneers usually means scheduling two visits with Dr. Salim at Gorgeous Smile, and little to no anesthesia is required.

At your first visit, Dr. Salim takes an impression of your teeth and helps you choose the best shade for your new veneers.

At your second visit, once your veneers are ready, Dr. Salim thoroughly cleans your teeth and then applies bonding cement to your teeth to hold the veneer in place. A special beam of UV light helps harden the adhesive and sets the bond.

Before you leave Gorgeous Smile, Dr. Salim provides you with detailed care instructions for your new veneers. This list includes the importance of proper brushing, flossing, and maintaining your regular dental visits. Following his instructions can lengthen the lifespan of your veneers.

Should I consider getting veneers?

Veneers may be a good idea if you’re looking to address any of the following oral health or cosmetic concerns:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or large
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces between teeth
  • Worn or chipped teeth

Dr. Salim happily takes the time to address all your questions and concerns about getting veneers and how best to care for them.

How long do veneers last?

As with most dental restorations, veneers are supposed to be a permanent restoration. However, as is the case with any restoration device, the lifespan of your veneers depends largely on you. As long as you take excellent care of them, follow Dr. Salim’s instructions, and come in for periodic checkups, your veneers should provide you with a beautiful, long-lasting smile.

If you’re interested in learning more about veneers, call or schedule an in-office consultation online today.

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