What Happens to Your Teeth When You Get Veneers?

What Happens to Your Teeth When You Get Veneers?

by Olivia Pryor (SU)

Since veneers are irreversible, you’re probably worried about what will happen to your teeth once you get them. That is understandable. Nevertheless, it is worth knowing that veneers are proven safe—and they are an effective and long-term solution to your cosmetic tooth problems!

To further ease your concerns, keep reading to learn what exactly to expect during and after getting veneers: 

The Process of Getting Veneers

Veneers can be used for both aesthetic and functional restoration. That is to say, they do not only fix the appearance of your teeth. If you have sensitive teeth, veneers can effectively alleviate them by protecting the nerves underneath your worn enamel or exposed tooth roots.

When you discuss with your dentist about getting veneers, they will assess your teeth first to determine your eligibility. If your dentist deems that you’re a good candidate for veneers, they will then proceed with creating an impression of your teeth, which will then be sent to the lab.

Once your veneers are ready, your dentist will do minimal scraping of your tooth. This process is necessary to ensure a perfect fit. They will then bond the veneers to your teeth using a fast-setting adhesive. 

What to Expect After Getting Veneers

Veneers have become an increasingly popular option for smile makeovers due to their versatility, durability, and ease of maintenance. On top of that, the procedure is simple and minimally invasive.

Here’s what you can expect to happen to your teeth when you get veneers.

o   Broken, Chipped, Misshaped Teeth Restoration

Veneers are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to camouflage imperfections and even minor orthodontic problems.

Depending on your preference, you can opt for a single veneer or have a total smile makeover.

o   Fixed Teeth Gaps

Gaps between the front teeth do not pose any threat to your oral health, but many people find them unsightly and a confidence breaker.

If you’re bothered by those front teeth gaps, you can just have them concealed with veneers—instead of having to wait for a gradual fix with braces.

o   Permanently Whiter Teeth

There are many reasons why your teeth become discolored over time. The most common one is consuming food or drinks that can stain them—coffee and tea being the most common culprits. Tobacco use and poor dental hygiene also cause teeth discoloration.

Veneers are a perfect solution for both whitening your teeth and protecting them from future discoloration. The materials used to make veneers are incredibly resistant to discoloration.

Dental Veneers in Eugene, OR

At 360 Dental, Dr. Ari Binder offers a wide range of high-quality restorative and cosmetic dental services, including veneers, crowns, bridges, implants, and Zoom Whitening, as part of his commitment to create beautiful, dazzling smiles that last a lifetime.

To arrange a consultation with Dr. Binder, call us at (541) 689-1645. For your convenience, you may also request an appointment online