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Do you have the desire to change the color, shape, size, or length of your stubborn, unattractive tooth or teeth? If so, our team at the dental practice of Dr. Jesse Myers & Dr. Alan J. White is thrilled to give you the option of using dental veneers!
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, porcelain coverings that are bonded to the front of your tooth to improve its appearance. They have the ability to change the shape, size, length and color of one or multiple teeth in a very conservative manner.
Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists here in Staunton, VA to see if veneers are right for you!
Patient Success Stories
"Thank you Dr. Myers for my new, confident smile!!! My whole life I had been insecure about showing my teeth because of my large gap and the shape of my front teeth. Now, after veneers, I’m SO happy to finally show off a smile that I’m proud of! Dr. Myers did an incredible job and I can’t recommend his work enough! Thank you SO SO much!"
- Lybill, 2023
Comprehensive Guide to Dental Veneers:
Everything You Need to Know
What are Veneers and How do They Work?
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. These shells are typically made of porcelain or composite resin and are used to address a range of cosmetic dental issues. Here's how veneers work and what they can achieve:
Dental veneers can address various cosmetic issues, including:
Dental veneers are a versatile and effective cosmetic dentistry option for individuals seeking to improve the appearance of their teeth. They provide durable and natural-looking results, and with proper care, they can last for many years, enhancing your smile and confidence.
What do I Need to do Before Getting Veneers?
Before getting veneers, there are several important steps and considerations to ensure a successful outcome. Here's what you need to do before getting veneers:
By taking these steps and working closely with our dental team, you can prepare effectively for the veneer placement process, achieve your desired smile enhancements, and ensure the long-term success of your veneers.
How long do Veneers Last?
The lifespan of veneers can vary depending on several factors, including the type of veneers, your oral hygiene practices, and your habits. On average:
To maximize the longevity of your veneers:
It's important to note that while veneers have a finite lifespan, they can be replaced or repaired as needed to maintain your desired smile. Regular communication with your dentist and adherence to good oral care practices will help ensure that your veneers continue to enhance your smile for many years.
What are the Benefits of Getting Veneers?
Getting veneers offers several notable benefits for individuals seeking to enhance the appearance of their teeth and smile. Here are some of the key advantages of getting veneers:
It's important to discuss your specific goals and concerns with your dentist during a consultation to determine if veneers are the right option for you. Veneers can provide a customized and effective solution for achieving the smile you've always wanted.
Is There a Downside to Veneers?
While dental veneers offer numerous benefits, there are also some potential downsides and considerations to be aware of. It's essential to weigh these factors before deciding to proceed with veneers:
It's important to have a thorough discussion with your dentist or cosmetic dentist to fully understand the potential downsides and to determine if veneers are the right option for your specific needs and goals. Your dentist can provide guidance on the most suitable treatment plan to achieve your desired smile improvements while considering your individual circumstances.
Are Veneers Difficult to Maintain?
Veneers are not inherently difficult to maintain, but they do require some specific care to ensure their longevity and the health of your teeth and gums. Proper maintenance practices can help you enjoy the benefits of veneers for many years. Here are some key aspects of veneer maintenance:
With proper care and maintenance, veneers can provide long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing results. Regular communication with our dental team is essential to ensure that your veneers continue to look great and function as intended. They can provide personalized guidance based on your specific veneer material and individual oral health needs.
What is the Failure Rate of Veneers?
The failure rate of veneers can vary depending on several factors, including the type of veneers, the quality of the dental work, and how well they are cared for. Overall, veneers are known for their durability and success in providing long-lasting smile enhancements. However, it's important to understand that no dental restoration is entirely immune to potential issues or wear over time.
Here are some factors that can influence the failure rate of veneers:
While veneers have a high success rate and can provide long-lasting results, it's essential to have realistic expectations and commit to proper care and maintenance to maximize their lifespan. Regular communication with our experienced dentists and adherence to recommended care guidelines will help ensure that your veneers continue to enhance your smile for many years.
Can you Get Cavities with Veneers?
Yes, you can still get cavities with veneers. Veneers cover the front surface of the teeth and are primarily designed to improve the appearance of your smile by addressing cosmetic concerns like staining, chips, or irregularities. However, they do not provide a complete barrier to tooth decay (cavities) or gum disease.
Here's how cavities can develop even with veneers:
To prevent cavities with veneers:
Not Everyone Is a Good Candidate for Veneers
While dental veneers can provide dramatic smile enhancements for many individuals, not everyone is a suitable candidate for this cosmetic dental procedure. Several factors can influence whether veneers are an appropriate option for a particular person. Here are some reasons why not everyone is a good candidate for veneers:
It's essential for individuals considering veneers to undergo a comprehensive evaluation by one of our qualified dentists. During this assessment, Dr. Myers or Dr. White will consider factors such as oral health, tooth structure, alignment, and individual goals to determine the most suitable treatment plan. In some cases, alternative cosmetic or restorative dental options may be recommended to address specific concerns or limitations.
Are Dental Veneers Right for You?
Ready to take the first step in transforming your smile? One of our experienced dentists would love to help give you the smile of your dreams! Contact Dr. Jesse Myers & Dr. Alan J. White's office at 540-886-1979 in Staunton, VA, and our dedicated team will assist you promptly. Alternatively, you can fill out our online appointment request form at the bottom of this page at your convenience.
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601 Greenville Avenue
Staunton, VA 24401