Teeth veneers are an incredibly versatile way to improve your smile. They conceal many flaws that may bother you, like small gaps, chips, stains, and worn-down teeth. They require very little alteration of teeth. With proper care, they should last at least a decade and often many years more.
There are several ways to ensure you get the best results from your teeth veneers:
- Get your smile in shape before getting veneers
- Select a restoration that truly complements your face
- Consider adding other cosmetic treatments
- Keep veneers bright and beautiful
- Protect your veneers from damage
Dr. Nelams has lots of experience with veneers, so he will make your smile looks great! If you’re interested in veneers and want to learn more, call us today at 409-206-1763 for an appointment in Lumberton, TX.
Let Us Help You Get Your Smile in Shape
As with any restoration, you’ll want your teeth in the best condition possible before getting dental veneers. If Dr. Nelams finds any cavities or gum disease, he’ll want to take care of those issues before he applies veneers to your teeth. The good news is, if you’ve been visiting our office for regular exams and cleanings, you are less likely to have those kinds of problems.
Consider the Right Factors to Complement Your Face
Dr. Nelams will work with you to ensure you get the right shape and color of veneers. One of the potentially trickiest aspects of your veneers’ appearance is color. Factors such as eye color, skin tone, and your age will affect how your veneers look. For example, you won’t want to choose veneers that are any whiter than the whites of your eyes. Teeth that have a yellow tone will need a different shade of white than those with a dark tone.
Add Other Services So Teeth Veneers Truly Shine
Dr. Nelams may recommend a procedure called a crown lengthening. It involves removing a tiny bit of gum tissue to make it easier to attach veneers. Plus, it gives your smile a less “gummy” look. It’s also often a good idea to have a professional teeth whitening treatment before your veneers procedure. That way we can match your veneers to your brighter color.
At our office, you’ll receive a $100 discount on whitening treatments in April, August, November, December, and February.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
The materials we use for veneers resist staining. Still, it’s important to brush at least twice a day. Use a non-abrasive toothpaste, since abrasive pastes can degrade the surface of your veneers over time. It’s also a good idea, if possible, to rinse your mouth with water after consuming staining substances like coffee, red wine, or tomato sauces. See us at least twice a year for professional cleanings, which help your teeth veneers remain bright and beautiful.
Protect Your Teeth Veneers From Damage
Using your teeth as tools for tasks like opening packages is never a good idea. It’s an especially bad idea if you have teeth veneers. Avoid chewing on hard substances, including ice, popcorn kernels, and fingernails. All of them can damage veneers. If you play sports, protect your smile with a mouthguard. Similarly, if you grind your teeth or clench your jaw at night, you’ll want to wear a mouthguard to protect veneers from those damaging habits.
To see if you’re a candidate for teeth veneers, call Family Dental Care at 409-206-1763 today.