Are your teeth stained, chipped, cracked, or slightly crooked? Contact our top-notch Edgewood, KY dentists in Edgewood Dental Care and we will cover up flaws in your smile with durable porcelain dental veneers!
While typically considered a cosmetic dentistry procedure, dental veneers can also help maintain good oral health because they protect your teeth from further damage.
Dr. McMahon on Dental Veneers Options Read Transcript
Veneers, basically there are two options for veneers One would be a bonded veneer, which is a branded resin or plastic veneer which is a branded resin or plastic veneer the advantage of that is it's immediate. The dentist does have some control over the color because he's placing it that day. And people walked out the door with new white smile The disadvantage of that is that it's not stable as like porcelain veneer which does not stain, does not chip, which is more powerful And a porcelain veneer overall would last longer for someone depend upon their bite, depend upon the situation it's just depend what is best for the patient.
How Do Dental Veneers Work?
First, one of our trusted Edgewood, KY dentists — Drs. McMahon, Peak, or Middendorf — will take digital X-rays that will let us see in minutes if your mouth is in good condition to receive veneers.
Next, we will prepare your teeth. Using our painless anesthesia, Dr. McMahon will remove a very thin layer of your enamel to make room for the dental veneer. If you are anxious about the procedure, we will help you relax with sedation options.
We’ll then take impressions of your teeth to send to our dental lab, where your custom dental veneers will be created.
On your last visit, our top-notch Edgewood, KY dentists will:
- Make final adjustments for optimum comfort and appearance
- Bond your dental veneers to your enamel
- Polish your veneers until they are shining and your smile is perfect
How Long Do Veneers Last?
With proper care, our high-quality porcelain dental veneers can bring you beautiful smiles for as long as 20 years.
You still need to brush and floss your dental veneers like your natural teeth and come into Edgewood Dental Care for regular cleanings and exams.
If you have minor flaws and want a quick alternative to dental veneers, we may recommend dental bonding instead. If your damage is more severe, you may be a better candidate for dental crowns. You can discuss these options with us at your consultation.