How Veneers Can Give You a Smile Makeover

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How Veneers Can Give You a Smile Makeover

Veneers are a simple and highly effective way to improve your smile with natural-looking, long-lasting results. Learn what to expect when getting veneers, and find out whether you’re a candidate for this minimally invasive treatment.

If you hide your smile to prevent people from seeing crooked or chipped teeth, dental veneers may be the perfect solution for you. 

At Allure Dental of Hollywood, experienced cosmetic dentist Vadim Valdman, DDS and his team offer complete veneer services to improve the appearance of your smile. Dr. Valdman can give you long-lasting results that you’ll be happy to show off to everyone.

What to know about veneers

Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that fit over the front surface of your natural teeth. We bond the veneers in place with dental cement, so they stay secure and add stability to your teeth.

Dr. Valdman may recommend veneers if you’re looking to improve the appearance of your smile, and your teeth and gums are otherwise healthy. He can use custom veneers to address a range of cosmetic smile flaws, such as:

  • Gaps
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Discoloration
  • Slight misalignments

To determine if you’re a candidate for veneers, we offer comprehensive dental exams. During your evaluation, Dr. Valdman assesses the health of your teeth and gums and discusses your smile goals.

You may not be a candidate for veneers if you have severely crooked, missing, or crowded teeth. To correct problems that veneers can’t address, Dr. Valdman may recommend braces, Invisalign® clear aligners, dental implants, or other cosmetic dental services. 

Getting your veneers

You only need two appointments to get your custom veneers. During your initial evaluation, Dr. Valdman takes dental X-rays and impressions of your teeth. This allows the dental lab to fabricate veneers that fit your teeth with total precision.

It’s also important to have a full dental cleaning before you get your veneers placed.

At your second appointment, Dr. Valdman prepares your natural teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface. This ensures that the veneers form a strong bond to your teeth.

Most people opt to only get veneers on their visible front teeth. When the lab makes your veneers, they focus on matching the tooth size, shape, and color of your teeth, so they blend in with the rest of your smile perfectly.

Taking care of your veneers

You should care for your veneers just like you do your natural teeth, by brushing and flossing thoroughly twice a day. You also need to schedule routine cleanings and dental checkups every six months at our office, so we can make sure your veneers are stable and your teeth and gums remain healthy.

Because veneers are made of a stain-resistant porcelain material, they should remain white with good oral hygiene habits. However, limiting how much coffee, tea, red wine, and other staining substances you consume will help you keep your smile looking its brightest.

With proper care, veneers can last up to 15 years before they need to be replaced. You may need a veneer replacement sooner, however, if you routinely grind your teeth, consume hard foods, or use your teeth as a tool.

If you’re tired of hiding your smile, we can help. To find out if you’re a candidate for veneers, call Allure Dental of Hollywood today or click online to book a consultation any time.