There are many ways to take care of a tooth that is damaged in one way or another. Some options include dental crowns, bridges, bonding, or even dental implants. One of the simplest is veneers. With a veneer, you will receive a new front surface for your tooth. Veneers are usually for cosmetic purposes, and they can help you to have a more beautiful smile. Some people have veneers on one or two teeth, while others have them on all of their teeth. Here at Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS we know that veneers are a great way to change your smile for the better permanently.
What You Need to Know About Ceramic Veneers
Ceramic veneers and porcelain veneers are the same things. Here are a few things that you will want to know if you are considering ceramic veneers.
The most important thing before you receive ceramic veneers is that your oral health has to be good overall. It would help if you had a mouth that is free of gum disease and tooth decay. We can take care of those issues while you are here so that you will be able to get the veneers. You will also need to have healthy enamel on your teeth. We will need to remove a small amount of the enamel to apply the ceramic veneers, so there needs to be a good amount.
With ceramic veneers, we will remove a small amount of enamel and roughen up the surface of the tooth a little bit. We will then place the veneer on the tooth's surface. The veneer goes only where other people will be able to see it; we will not place a veneer on the back of your teeth.
If you have a tooth that is chipped or cracked, a ceramic veneer could be the answer. It will cover the damaged part of the tooth, and it will match your other teeth perfectly.
If you have teeth that are severely discolored and you are not a good candidate for whitening through bleaching, we might suggest ceramic veneers on all of your visible teeth. They will instantly whiten your teeth, and ceramic is hard to stain so your teeth will stay white.
Another reason why we might use veneers is if some of your teeth are too small. We will place the veneers on top so that those teeth will be the same size as the rest of your teeth. Ceramic veneers are also used to fix gaps in-between teeth.
Taking Good Care of Veneers
You will need to take good care of your veneers. Brush and floss regularly. Also, be careful when you bite down on something hard. Break poor habits such as biting your fingernails or chewing on pen caps because that could damage your veneers over time.
Ceramic veneers are an easy and fast way to make a major change in your smile. Here at Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS, we want to get started as soon as possible, Call us at (346) 250-2930 to make the appointment or to ask any questions that you might have. Ceramic veneers could give you a smile that you have only dreamed of.