You don’t need to undergo complex oral surgery to improve the appearance of smile imperfections like chips, cracks, or discoloration. Sheldon Park Dental’s team of professionals in Eugene Oregon provides custom-made veneers, an amazing alternative to more invasive cosmetic dental work. In a simple procedure, patients can be fitted for these thin layers of porcelain that are safely bonded over your natural teeth. To learn more about durable veneers, call the office or request a consultation online today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin layerings made of porcelain that are bonded over teeth to help improve the appearance of smile flaws. With a set of veneers, you can hide cosmetic concerns and show off a healthier-looking smile.
At Sheldon Park Dental, Dr. McMaster bonds veneers onto your natural teeth with a special dental adhesive. This procedure is a great option if your smile is affected by:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Gaps in your smile
- Discolored teeth
- Crooked teeth or a bad bite
Veneers are sturdy and durable enough to last, and you don’t have to alter your diet. You can keep eating your favorite foods without constantly worrying about damaging them.
What is the process of getting veneers like?
To start the process, the team at Sheldon Park Dental takes detailed impressions of your teeth that are used to make your new veneers. Then, in a simple procedure, they file down your teeth slightly. This reduces the size of certain teeth to give your veneers enough room to fit.
An outside dental lab uses those impressions to produce your veneers according to Sheldon Park Dental’s specifications. It typically takes 1-2 weeks to finish a new set of veneers.
Once your veneers are ready, you’ll return for a follow-up fitting to ensure comfort and proper function. At this visit, Dr. McMaster uses a special dental adhesive to bond your veneers to your natural teeth.
What are the benefits of veneers?
A new set of veneers will immediately provide you with an incredible boost in self-confidence, as they can vastly enhance your appearance. Best of all, unlike many other cosmetic dentistry procedures, the process involves no oral surgery or any invasive dental work.
Beyond the cosmetic benefits, veneers also help restore your oral health. Chips, cracks, and gaps often impair functions such as chewing, speech, and digestion. Veneers can vastly improve these functions and, in the process, restore your overall quality of life.
How long do veneers last?
Provided you take good care of your veneers, they can last up to 15 years, if not longer. However, the lifespan of your new veneers often depends largely on you. Make sure to treat your veneers just like you care for your natural teeth. Continue brushing and flossing regularly, and maintain your regularly scheduled checkups to monitor your veneers.
To find out if a new set of veneers can provide you with your ideal smile, set up a consultation today by calling the office or request an appointment online.