Anyone would love teeth that are whiter, more perfectly shaped or that have less gaps. But how can one achieve such a glorious smile? Our dentists are pleased to provide veneers to help you reach your aesthetic goals for your smile. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front of natural teeth to improve their beauty.
Before you have veneers placed, there are a few things you should be aware of.
Choosing the Perfect Shade for Veneers Can Be Tricky
Patients getting veneers all have one request in common: natural, white results. This can be tricky, because people don’t realize that teeth are naturally either yellow-white or gray-white. To choose the perfect shade for your veneers, Drs. Cleveland, Allmand and Carlson will look at your skin tone and other factors to make a customized decision.
“Prep” Doesn’t Mean That the Tooth Is Going to Be Shaved Down Drastically
In most cases, the amount of tooth enamel removed to prep for a veneer is thinner than a fingernail. If your teeth are crooked or grayish in appearance, more prep may be necessary. However, for teeth that simply have gaps or are short, there won’t be much prep needed.
Veneers Last for About 15 to 20 Years
After that, your veneers will need to be replaced. Keep in mind that they will need to be replaced sooner if you don’t do your part. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and schedule and keep your regular dental cleaning appointments.
We encourage you to contact Monon Family Dental at 317-810-9285 today to learn more about veneers in Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville, Indiana, and to set up a consultation.