One of the quickest ways to get a stunning, vibrant smile is through the use of expertly applied veneers. But what exactly are they and is this procedure right for you? At LoPour & Associates DDS in Albuquerque, we’re dedicated to providing our patients with the information and guidance they need in order to make the best choice for their smile and their goals!
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are a type of cosmetic dentistry procedure that allows patients to enhance the appearance of their smile fairly quickly and with relatively little to no downtime. Dental veneers are very thin shells that are custom-made to fit and blend in with the surrounding teeth, and are typically made from either porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers tend to be of higher quality and are more resistant to stains.
Veneers are a great option for correcting a variety of dental issues, including:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Teeth that are worn down as a result of bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Gaps between teeth
- Tooth discoloration and stains
- Uneven, misaligned, or oddly shaped teeth
- Teeth that are damaged by severe decay
Are Veneers Right for Me?
As with any major dental procedure, veneers may not be for everyone. Only by speaking with a trusted cosmetic dentist such as Dr. LoPour, will you be able to get the information you need. It’s also important to note that veneers are permanent, and is therefore crucial that you choose an experienced dentist to perform the procedure in order to get incredible results. In order to bond the thin shell of the veneer to the tooth, the dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the original tooth in order to ensure the veneer sits flush with your teeth and gums.
Not every smile is the same, nor should they be! Dr. LoPour will work closely with you to create a smile that is unique to you! Veneers are customized and molded to best fit the shape of your mouth, the size of the surrounding teeth, and so much more in order to produce the best, most natural looking results.
If you have teeth that are chipped, stained, or have gaps, veneers are a great treatment option. This procedure is less invasive than crowns or getting braces, but it’s important to note that veneers are a generally permanent solution, which is why it’s important to have an experienced dentist walk you through all potential treatments to help you decide which course of action is best for your needs. If you’d like to learn more about veneers, schedule your consultation with Dr. LoPour and the team at LoPour & Associates today!