Veneers are thin coverings that we stick to the front surfaces of teeth. At Golden’s Bridge Family Dentistry in Katonah, NY , we use veneers to improve smiles and make them brighter. A crooked tooth or one deeply stained that it can’t be whitened with bleaching products can be covered via a veneer for cosmetic purposes.
At Golden’s Bridge Family Dentistry, our dentists perform many of these procedures each week. You might have to visit us a couple of times if you want porcelain veneers, though. Veneers are mostly cosmetic and aren’t ways to treat tooth decay or fill a cavity.
We can offer you porcelain or composite resin veneers. Porcelain veneers are more popular. They’re more durable when compared to composite resin veneers, but are more expensive. The application of veneers requires the removal of some or all of the enamel.
Enamel is the outer surface or coating of a tooth, and once it’s gone it can’t regenerate. Composite resin veneers will also require removing enamel but to a lesser degree. Since removing enamel can be painful, we apply local anesthesia before we start working to make sure you don’t feel any pain.
If you’re looking for a more solid option, then you should go for porcelain veneers. On the other hand, composite resin veneers are cheaper, weaker, but are easier to fix.
Veneers are simple, and you won’t have to take any particular precautions after getting them. We recommend waiting until after the effect of anesthesia is gone before eating again. Eating while your lips and mouth are numb can end in you biting your lips.
Taking good care of your oral hygiene can prolong the life of your veneers, but at some point, they’ll have to be replaced. You should take care not to eat any hard foods or chew on hard objects to avoid breaking the veneers.
Veneers are completely optional. If you want to hide a chipped or crooked tooth, veneers are a great solution to your problems. At Golden’s Bridge Family Dentistry, we always do our best while applying veneers to obtain the best possible cosmetic results for our patients.