If you feel embarrassed by your smile due to problems like stained teeth, gaps between your teeth, or minor chips and misshapen teeth, Dr. David Nill can help. At Riverwalk Dental Care, we offer expert cosmetic dentistry services in Norwalk, and can restore your smile with a set of veneers. In just 2 short appointments over a few weeks, you’ll get a brilliant, brand-new smile. Contact us now to schedule an appointment today.
Veneers are thin shells that are usually made of porcelain. They are built to fit over and cover up the front chewing surfaces of your teeth after they have been trimmed and prepared by Dr. David Nill.
Essentially, the veneer replaces the front surface of your tooth with a bright, perfectly-shaped tooth that can cover up a wide variety of cosmetic flaws. By using multiple veneers to treat your front teeth, you can enjoy a more balanced, even, and appealing smile.
There are a lot of different problems that veneers can be used to fix. Typically, they are used to treat teeth with minor chips, misshapen and uneven teeth, gaps between the teeth, and serious stains that can’t be removed or treated with cosmetic dentistry. They may also be used to correct slightly crooked teeth, in some cases.
However, it’s important to note that veneers can’t be used to fix teeth that have been damaged by oral trauma or chronic oral diseases like tooth decay and gum disease. It’s also not an appropriate option if you have major orthodontic problems. If you suffer from these issues, you may need restorative dental treatments or orthodontics like Invisalign before you can get veneers.
Veneers have a variety of great benefits. First, they look and feel completely natural, since the porcelain is matched to the color of your surrounding teeth, and looks very similar to natural enamel.
Your veneers also will not require any special care. You simply need to brush and floss properly and maintain good oral hygiene habits to keep your new smile strong and beautiful. In addition to this, porcelain veneers are completely stain-resistant, so they will never become yellowed, stained, or discolored.
Beyond this, veneers also offer a longer lifespan than alternative treatments like dental bonding, so they’re a great long-term investment. But above all else, your veneers will help you feel more confident and proud of your smile.
This mostly depends on how well you care for your new smile. If you brush regularly, floss every day, and see Dr. David Nill for regular six-month cleanings and oral exams, you can expect a lifespan of at least 10-15 years for your veneers.
You also should take care to avoid doing things that could damage your teeth, like biting hard foods (ice, almonds, popcorn kernels) with your veneers, chewing non-food objects like pens and pencils, or using your teeth to do things like tear tape or open packages.