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Do Veneers Damage Your Teeth?

July 15, 2022
Posted By: Norco Family Dental
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Countless Hollywood stars attribute their picture-perfect smiles to veneers. Dental veneers may be your solution if you have discolored, misshapen, cracked, or gapped teeth. Norco Family Dental provides high-quality veneers custom-made to fit your unique smile.

Many people wonder if veneers damage teeth, but before we answer that, let's talk a little about what veneers are and what problems they can fix. 

Veneers Can Dramatically Enhance Your Smile

Veneers are a simple treatment that delivers beautiful results while protecting your teeth and preventing stains. A dental veneer is a thin, strong layer of material covering a tooth's front surface. You can have one veneer or several to instantly upgrade your smile's aesthetics. Veneers are versatile as they can:

  • Cover cracks, chips, or fractures
  • Conceal discoloration or stains that won't go away with teeth whitening 
  • Close small gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Conceal crooked teeth
  • Improve misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth

The Veneer Treatment Process

Drs. Stewart and Buffington are experts in cosmetic dentistry and can help you discover your best smile. Before each treatment, they discuss goals and expectations, including how you want your new smile to look. After an oral examination and x-rays, we can determine if dental veneers are right for you. 

Next, we make an impression of your teeth and send it to a dental lab, where a specialist creates your custom veneers. Because it can take a couple of weeks to complete the veneers, we provide you with temporary ones to use in the meantime. 

When it's time to apply your final veneers, we examine their shape, fit, and color. Once they look and feel perfect, we clean your teeth and bond the veneers using dental cement.

Using a special light, we accelerate the bonding process and remove excess cement around the tooth. We check your bite and make any adjustments needed.

A couple of weeks after your treatment, we'll ask you to come back so we can review your smile and ensure everything is as it should be. 

Do Veneers Damage Your Teeth?

The simple answer is no. To ensure the veneer's precise fit, we reshape the tooth's surface by etching the enamel. Though this may sound harmful to your teeth, it's safe because we bond veneers over the tooth's surface.

Veneers are stain-resistant and provide additional protection for your teeth, so you can rest easy knowing your new smile is healthy and less prone to discoloration. 

Veneers in Greeley, CO

Do you desire straight, white teeth? Our dental office in Greeley, CO, offers custom-made veneers of the highest quality. Please call us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Stewart or Dr. Buffington. 

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