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Porcelain Veneers in Circle Pines

For front teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, or otherwise flawed, porcelain veneers come to the rescue. These wafer-thin coverings completely remake the appearance of your smile -- and they are completed in just two visits to your dentist. Interested in benefiting from porcelain veneers in Circle Pines? Learn more about the procedure from the team at Circle Pines Dental below.

How Porcelain Veneers Work

Porcelain veneers are like a do-over for flawed teeth. They work by simply covering up the dental imperfections to enhance or repair the size, shape, color, and overall appearance of the teeth that show when you smile. Veneers are securely affixed to the front surface of each tooth. They are frequently used to erase cracks, chips, stains, misshapen teeth, and virtually any other dental imperfection. Even slight orthodontic issues -- like small gaps or minor misalignments -- can be corrected with porcelain veneers.

The benefits of dental veneers are numerous. Some include…

Before you undergo the procedure for dental veneers, you will have a checkup and cleaning with your dentist. Patients with gum disease or seriously weak or worn teeth may not be eligible for the procedure.

Veneers are completed in two visits to the dentist’s office. In the first, a treatment plan is put in place and the teeth are prepared to receive the veneers. Temporary coverings are affixed to the teeth in this first appointment, and your permanent veneers are crafted by an expert in the time between. Once they are ready, you return to our office for a final quality check. When we confirm that the veneers look, fit, and feel just like they should, you give your final ok and they are securely bonded on.

When Veneers Are The Right Option

Veneers are reserved for making cosmetic improvements to the smile. Teeth that are otherwise healthy but aesthetically flawed are excellent candidates for dental veneers. However, severe tooth crowding, gapped teeth, or misalignments like crossbite, underbite, or overbite, are best served by traditional braces. Teeth that are weak, worn, or decayed benefit from the stability provided by a dental crown. Your dentist can help you understand which option is best for your smile.

Caring for Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can last for a decade or more with proper maintenance. Continue to brush your teeth with a non-abrasive toothpaste and gentle, circular motions to keep your veneers shiny and the teeth and gums surrounding them healthy. Cavities do not develop on porcelain, but the teeth beneath your veneers can decay -- and the gums are always vulnerable to gum disease. Brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly for good dental hygiene.

If you play sports or grind your teeth at night, it is highly recommended that you protect your veneers with a custom-fit mouthguard or sports guard. Dental porcelain is strong, but it’s more prone to breaking than your natural tooth enamel.

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You deserve to enjoy the benefits of a confident, beautiful smile. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Circle Pines today!