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If you've been considering options to improve the appearance of your smile, then veneers might be on your radar. Veneers are the secret behind many red carpet–ready smiles, and today, they've become so affordable and accessible that just about anyone can have the smile they've always wanted!
Are You a Good Candidate?
A good candidate for porcelain veneers meets the following criteria:
- Good overall oral health
- Free from gum disease and decay
- No clenching or grinding habit
- No nail biting or other nervous chewing habits
Even if you do currently have periodontal disease or a habit of chewing on your nails, don't despair! We can work with you to help you become a better candidate!
We can address and treat any ongoing health problems and look for solutions for habits like bruxism (clenching and grinding) or nail-biting. Once these are under control, we can look at veneers to help you have a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Veneers in De Pere
It's no secret that a nice smile helps when you are making a first impression. If you feel like your smile has been holding you back, you owe it to yourself to call FoxView Dental and request a smile consult with Dr. Chad. He'll discuss your goals and your concerns and make sure that all your questions are answered.
If your teeth are worn down, veneers can be an excellent option to repair your smile. However, it should be noted that if your teeth are worn down from bruxism—teeth grinding or clenching—this habit needs to be deterred before getting veneers, or they will likely be damaged just as your teeth were. Your dentist might recommend a nightguard to be worn while you are sleeping to help with unconscious teeth grinding.
Veneers are wafer-thin tooth covers that are placed over the teeth to camouflage problems with your natural teeth. Because they are translucent, they mimic the look of natural teeth, so it’s nearly impossible to tell you have veneers. In addition to teeth that are worn down, veneers can also cover up gappy, misaligned, and discolored teeth as well. Because some preparation of your teeth is needed before placing the veneers, these are a permanent cosmetic option.
Caring for veneers is easy: Brush and floss regularly, and see your dentist twice a year for routine exams and cleanings. Veneers cannot stain like your natural teeth, but they can become scratched, so whitening toothpaste or other abrasives are not recommended.
Smile Makeovers in De Pere
For veneers, contact FoxView Dental in De Pere. Make an appointment today!
When you opt for veneers at our Green Bay practice, Dr. Yenchensky will go over instructions for caring for your investment. Caring for veneers is not much different than caring for your natural teeth.
Here are a few veneer care tips:
- Don’t chew on items other than food. If you chew on pen caps or bite your nails, these are habits to stop if you want to protect your veneers.
- Be leery of substances that can stain your veneers. Although veneers are mostly stain-resistant, it’s a good idea to keep your smile looking its whitest by avoiding smoking, coffee, tea, soda, red wine, and the like. Be sure to brush your teeth after imbibing in any of them.
- If you play sports, be sure to use a mouthguard to protect your teeth—and your veneers.
- Talk to your dentist if you suspect you are grinding your teeth. This is a habit that will impact both your natural teeth and your veneers. If you are doing it subconsciously in your sleep, a nightguard might provide protection.
- Visit your dentist twice a year to have your teeth and gums examined—and have your veneers polished. This procedure will help add longevity to your veneers.
- Avoid using whitening toothpaste on your veneers as they tend to have abrasives that can damage the surface.