Menlo Park Family Dental
General Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Menlo Park, CA
Do you wonder how celebrities get perfect-looking teeth and wish your smile could look the same? If you’re unhappy with your teeth, consider veneers from the team at Menlo Park Family Dental in Menlo Park, California. To find out if you’re a candidate for veneers, call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain or resin-composite coverings bonded to your teeth that look like real teeth. A cosmetic dentist creates custom-made veneers to cover the visible surface of your teeth to change their size, color, or alignment to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Once applied, veneers function and feel like natural teeth.
Veneers help improve cosmetic imperfections such as:
- Stained teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
You’ll enjoy a whiter, improved smile once your custom-made veneers are applied. If you’re eligible for veneers, impressions of your teeth are sent to the laboratory for creation of your veneers. When the veneers are ready, your dentist applies them to your teeth in one appointment. Veneers are usually only applied to visible front teeth.
Are veneers permanent?
No dental treatments are permanent. But when veneers are properly cared for, they are a long-lasting cosmetic treatment that should last ten years or more. If they get chipped or cracked, veneers can be replaced.
How do I prolong the life of my veneers?
You should care for veneers the same way you care for your natural teeth. Brush and floss twice daily and schedule twice annual dental cleanings and exams at Menlo Park Family Dental.
To avoid damage to your veneers, avoid biting your nails, chewing on ice, hard candy, fingernails, pen caps, or other hard objects. Also avoid excessively chewy candy and foods.
Can I get veneers?
Your dentist will examine your mouth to determine if you are a candidate for veneers. While veneers can improve the aesthetics of your smile in many situations, they are not an appropriate treatment for severely crooked or misaligned teeth in need of orthodontics.
Veneers are also not recommended for people with damaged natural teeth. In some cases, you can get veneers after you receive dental restorations and improve the overall health of your teeth.
Can veneers damage my teeth?
Applying veneers does not damage your natural teeth. Veneers add a layer of protection to your teeth that adds strength and helps prevent decay.
When you’re ready to show off your Hollywood-ready smile, call or schedule an appointment online with Menlo Park Family Dental.