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Thin porcelain dental shells, known as veneers, have a range of aesthetic benefits.

From concealing imperfections and whitening teeth to giving the appearance of a straighter smile, a set of veneers will give you many reasons to smile.

For those who undergo this treatment, it’s important to understand what veneers are not, as well.

Here are some things you should know about the realities of this dental procedure so you can moderate your expectations and continue on a path to complete dental health.

Veneers are not a quick fix
Like many worthwhile investments, veneers cannot be had on the spot. This multistep process takes time and will involve a treatment plan.  An average timeframe is two to three weeks after the process is started.

The first step is a dental analysis to determine whether you are eligible for this procedure. There may be other solutions in store that can better achieve your goals.

Veneers are not forever
A set of veneers are lasting, but there are limits.

Depending on how well you care for your overall oral health, veneers can last 10-20 years.

Wear and tear will take a toll. As time passes, veneers may chip away and break down. Gum recession around the teeth is also a factor to keep in mind.

A smile that’s truly yours
Veneers can be customized to provide the smile you’ve always hoped for. It may also be possible to preview “virtual veneers” through digital photo imaging. The characteristics you dislike about your current smile can be addressed and changed to your liking.

To achieve this customization, we will assess your bite, enamel thickness and teeth size. This will allow for the crafting of a smile that you love and is truly yours! 

Please call us today for a complimentary “smile consultation” to discuss the many cosmetic options to brighten your smile!