The Benefits of Dental Veneers
Veneers are a top cosmetic dental solution for various reasons, including:
- Up to two appointments to complete
- Minimally-invasive installation procedure
- Easy to care for
- Minimal changes to your teeth
- Customizable for a whiter smile
- Lasts up to 15 years with proper care
Dental Veneers Process
The dental veneer process is relatively painless and takes up to two short visits to our Loveland office. During your first visit, Dr. Kreimer will take detailed impressions of your mouth. Then, he’ll gently buff and re-shape your tooth’s surface to ensure a proper fit for your veneers. It’s essential to note that the procedure is not reversible, and the dentist must remove some of your enamel so your veneers look natural.
Once we have your customized veneers, you’ll return to our office to complete your treatment. Dr. Kreimer will double-check your veneers’ fit and appearance before bonding them directly to your teeth with a dental adhesive. From there, he’ll use a specialized light to harden the resin and solidify the bond with your veneers. Afterward, you’ll leave our office with a brand-new smile!
Aftercare for Dental Veneers
Taking care of your dental veneers properly can help ensure their longevity and keep your smile looking its best. Here are some aftercare tips:
- Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to keep your teeth and veneers clean and plaque-free.
- Avoid Hard Foods: While veneers are durable, they can still crack or chip if you bite into hard foods like nuts or ice.
- Wear a Mouthguard: If you play sports or grind your teeth at night, wear a custom-made mouthguard to protect your veneers from damage.
- Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools: Avoid using your teeth to open packages or bite your nails, doing so can damage your veneers.
- Visit Your Dentist Regularly: Regular dental check-ups can help detect any issues with your veneers early on before they become more serious problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the potential risks and complications?
While veneers are a safe and effective procedure, it’s essential to mention that there may be some risks or complications associated with the procedure. Some patients may experience tooth sensitivity after getting veneers, while others may develop gum inflammation or bleeding. It’s essential to discuss any concerns with your cosmetic dentist before undergoing the procedure.
How much do dental veneers cost?
The cost of dental veneers varies depending on several factors, such as the number of veneers needed, the type of material used, and your location. It’s essential to discuss the cost with our team during your consultation.
Will dental veneers feel different than my natural teeth?
It may take a few days to get used to the feeling of your new veneers, but they should feel similar to your natural teeth over time. Some patients may experience slight sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, but this typically subsides within a few days.
How many veneers do I need?
The number of veneers you need will depend on your needs and goals for your smile. Some patients may only require a single veneer to fix a chipped or discolored tooth, while others may need several veneers to achieve a more uniform look. Your dentist can help determine the best course of treatment for you.