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A Beginner’s Guide to Veneers: Benefits and FAQ

Your smile is usually one of the first things people notice. But if you have smile flaws, your teeth might make you feel self-conscious or embarrassed when laughing, talking, or eating. 

At Dental Studios in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey, our caring team understands the negative impact tooth trouble can have on your self-esteem and self-confidence, and we’re here to help. 

Many of our patients with smile flaws struggle with their grins because they’re dealing with multiple issues. That’s why one of our best-loved techniques for correcting smiles is veneers. Here are our top FAQs and the benefits that come with dental veneers.  

What are veneers?

Dental veneers are small shells custom-made to cover the front surface of your teeth exactly. They’re thin and are fixed in place, so they allow you to drink, eat, talk, and laugh without worrying that they may fall off. 

To make sure we have a perfect fit, each veneer is custom fit and bonded to each tooth individually. Your doctor removes the outermost layer of your tooth’s enamel, creating space for the veneer to fit in your mouth in line with neighboring teeth.

What are veneers made from?

Veneers are typically created from porcelain or resin composite materials. Each type offers its own benefits. For example, porcelain veneers look more like natural teeth and offer excellent protection from stains. Veneers made from other materials, like resin composite, mean less changes to your natural teeth. 

How do I know what type of veneer is right for me? 

The material used to make your veneers depends on the condition of your teeth and your specific needs. Our team evaluates your smile before recommending which veneers will give you the smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Am I a candidate for veneers?

Dental veneers are a quick, easy, and minimally invasive restoration solution for many smile flaws. Crowns, which cover the whole tooth, require more reshaping and loss of enamel, and implants involve an invasive surgical procedure.

While many people can safely get dental veneers, not everyone is a candidate. If you have significant active gum disease, weakened teeth, or have teeth without enough dental enamel, you might need to discuss alternatives with our team.

What are the benefits of veneers?

Because they can fix more than one dental problem at a time, veneers are an adaptable treatment option that gets our patients smiling! If you’re dealing with multiple smile flaws, veneers offer a cost-effective option for a smile makeover. They can correct a large range of issues, including: 

Hiding cracks and chips

Bumping your teeth or biting something hard can easily result in chips and cracks on your teeth that embarrass you. Veneers hide these imperfections, making your teeth appear whole and crack-free.

Say goodbye to gaps

Whether you had braces in the past or not, your teeth move over time, resulting in noticeable spaces and gaps as you get older. Veneers, which can be created in any shape, give you a solution that lasts when you want to close spaces between teeth. 

Conceal discoloration and more

If you’re hoping for a whiter, brighter smile, veneers can help. Traditional whitening treatments can’t always remove some types of deep tooth stains. Dental veneers whiten and brighten stained teeth immediately while concealing other flaws, such as previous dental work, crooked teeth, and uneven edges or surfaces. 

A uniform, balanced smile 

Many patients have one or more teeth that don’t perfectly match the rest when it comes to size and color. This is especially true if you grind your teeth, which wears down your teeth unevenly. With veneers, our team gives you a uniform, balanced smile.  

Let our team at Dental Studios make your smile dreams a reality with veneers. Book an appointment online today for a consultation at one of our locations in Summit or Westfield, New Jersey.

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