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By Geary Dentistry
June 03, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Dental veneers offer a simple way to change the appearance of your smile without extensive dental work. Drs. Terence and Mary Eileen Geary, your Brookfield dentists, share information about veneers and explain who can benefit from this innovative cosmetic dentistry Veneerstreatment.

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over the front surfaces of your teeth. Although they're wafer thin, they're extremely durable. Because porcelain looks very much like your natural tooth enamel, no one will be able to tell that you have veneers.

Who can benefit from veneers?

Veneers are a good choice if you:

  • Have slight gaps between your teeth
  • Don't like the appearance of a slightly crooked or oddly shaped tooth
  • Have chips or cracks on your teeth
  • Are concerned about a discolored tooth
  • Want to whiten all of your teeth
  • Are interested in making one tooth look longer

Veneers from your Brookfield dentist are an excellent option if you want to whiten your teeth but aren't satisfied with the results of over-the-counter of professional whitening. When you choose veneers, your teeth can be as white as you like.

Porcelain veneers can conceal a variety of imperfections, but they won't be the best choice if a tooth is significantly decayed or damaged, or is much shorter than surrounding teeth. In those cases, a crown may be the better option. Although veneers can cover slight gaps and crooked teeth, if your issues are severe, braces may be needed to correct the problem.

How are veneers attached to my teeth?

Before you receive your veneers, your dentist may remove a very small amount of enamel from the front surfaces of your teeth. Filing the enamel ensures that the veneers don't feel bulky when they're attached to your teeth. Your dentist will also make an impression of your teeth and send it to the dental laboratory that will create your custom porcelain veneers. You'll receive temporary veneers before you leave and will return to your dentist's office in two or three weeks to receive your permanent veneers. After your dentist makes any adjustments to the fit, your permanent porcelain veneers will be attached with dental cement and cured with a special light that helps them bond to your teeth.

Interested in porcelain veneers? Call Drs. Terence and Mary Eileen Geary at Geary Dentistry in Brookfield, Wisconsin, to schedule an appointment. Transform your smile with veneers!

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