Originally developed for Hollywood stars, veneers have become a popular choice for just about anyone in need of a smile makeover. Extremely versatile, veneers can be used to rectify a number of aesthetic issues that mar the appearance of the teeth in your smile zone. If you’ve been feeling self-conscious about the way your teeth look, then you might benefit from veneers in Aurora. We invite you to contact us and schedule a consultation. Let Dr. Mauck and Dr. Ricci design your new smile today!
A veneer is a thin porcelain shell that is bonded to a tooth’s surface, instantly correcting all of its cosmetic flaws. Because it conceals the entire front-facing portion of a tooth, veneers are perhaps the most versatile way to transform your smile. They can be used to fix the following problems:
Whether you see Dr. Mauck or Dr. Ricci, both will want you to be directly involved in the creation of your new smile with veneers. Of course, there will be parameters based on the size and shape of your mouth, the structure of your face, and even your complexion. Nevertheless, your smile goals are an important consideration. To help the doctors, feel free to bring in photographs of celebrities or friends who have smiles you like.
Once you and your cosmetic dentist in Aurora decide that veneers are the right treatment for you, you’ll need to schedule two appointments to complete the process. At the first visit, we’ll prepare the teeth that will be getting veneers. We’ll remove a small layer of your tooth enamel. This way, your veneers will not make your teeth look too thick. After this, we’ll take an impression of your teeth so that our dental lab is certain to fabricate veneers that fit comfortably. This impression is also what our office will use to immediately make you a set of temporary veneers for you to wear while your permanent set is under construction.
At the second appointment a few weeks later, your temporary veneers will be removed, so we can cement the permanent veneers in their place. Before doing so, however, the dentist will make sure each one is perfect in size, shape and color.
When you want a new look for your smile, veneers deliver. After your dentist in Aurora has placed veneers, here are some of the benefits you can look forward to:
If you’re not happy with your teeth, veneers in Aurora can give you the picture-perfect smile you deserve; however, it’s normal to be a bit apprehensive before committing to the procedure. We’ll explain everything during your initial consultation. To help ease your anxieties until your visit, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions our patients ask us about veneers.
Veneers aren’t considered permanent because they will eventually need to be replaced. Unfortunately, veneers aren’t reversible either. Your cosmetic dentist in Aurora will need to remove a small amount of enamel to ensure your veneers bond properly to your teeth. Since your enamel can’t regenerate itself, your teeth will always need to be covered, whether by veneers or crowns. Thankfully, veneers can last for many years with the proper care, so you don’t need to worry about having them replaced often.
Although you’ll need to have a small amount of enamel removed, veneers don’t damage your teeth. We try to preserve as much as possible while using materials and restorations that are completely safe. With a veneer covering your enamel, your tooth won’t be compromised or have an increased risk of decay. You’ll still need to commit to brushing twice daily and flossing nightly to avoid decay occurring underneath the veneer. It’s also a good idea to limit your sugar consumption. Don’t forget to visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup to ensure your teeth stay healthy.
Veneers are thinner than ever, but they are durable. 96% of veneers are proven to last for 5 years with the right care, while 93% surpass a decade. You can promote the longevity of your new smile by maintaining your oral hygiene, visiting your dentist regularly, and protecting your veneers from damage. If a veneer fails, it’s often from fractures, chips, or cracks. You can avoid compromising your veneers by wearing an athletic mouthguard if you play sports and not using your teeth as tools. Generally, patients can expect their veneers to last for 10 to 15 years, but it’s not unusual for them to thrive for 30 years or longer. If a veneer loses its bond with your tooth or is damaged, we can easily replace it to restore your beautiful smile.
Not all veneers are the same. They can be made of a variety of materials, including composite resin and porcelain. Typically, composite resin veneers are cheaper than those made of porcelain, and they can be fabricated in one day. You won’t even need to alter the structure of your teeth, so they are considered reversible. However, they don’t have the same durability as porcelain. Although you might pay more for porcelain, they have a longer lifespan and provide the best aesthetic results. We’ll discuss your options during your consultation to help you choose a material that fits your needs and your budget.