Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells made of either porcelain that are affixed to the front surface of your teeth to improve their overall look. They can be used to hide stains, fill gaps, or even straighten an uneven smile, all without braces or teeth whitening. At New Essence Dentistry in Sacramento, we are able to completely transform your smile, and since our dental veneers are crafted from durable materials, they can last up to 15 years with proper care before they require maintenance. However, traditional veneers are a permanent procedure, so ask Dr. Winslow if they are a good option for you.
Dental veneers can last between 10 and 15 years with proper care.
If you’re unsatisfied with the look of your smile, and are unsure of how to achieve your ideal grin, give us a call at (916) 515-1000 to set up a consultation and find out if dental veneers are in your future! Veneers can either be applied one at a time, or in series, making them a versatile solution to a wide variety of cosmetic issues at our Sacramento office. Some of the more common problems that veneers are used for are:
- chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- severe staining or uneven coloring
- small gaps in your smile
- teeth that are smaller than average
- unusually shaped or pointy teeth
With proper care, dental veneers can last between 10 and 15 years, providing you with over a decade of beautiful, natural-looking smiles. To prolong the lifespan of dental veneers, patients should avoid chewing or crunching on hard foods and objects, like ice, fingernails, or pen caps. If you have veneers, reach for a pair of scissors when you’re opening boxes or packaging, and try to chew harder foods with your back teeth only and cut up things like apples or chocolate bars instead of biting directly into them.
For those of you who grind your teeth at night, ask your doctor about getting a nightguard, splint, or retainer to protect your veneers. Likewise, if you play any sort of contact sport, getting a fitted mouthguard can help keep your new smile in good shape.
The process for applying dental veneers involves the removal of some of your natural enamel, (about half a millimeter’s worth), which is an irreversible procedure. This makes veneers a permanent solution, so discussing the pros and cons of veneers for your own unique dental situation with Dr. Winslow in Sacramento is extremely important. Get in touch with the New Essence Dentistry team by giving us a call at (916) 515-1000 to set up a consultation today, and set yourself on the path to the smile of your dreams!