Many of our patients at Concord Dental Associates in Concord, NH ask us about veneers during their appointments. Veneers are one of the materials we can apply to teeth to improve their appearance and strengthen them. They’re considered one of the cosmetic procedures that we might perform during a smile makeover.
At Concord Dental Associates, we apply veneers regularly, so we have a lot of experience in that regard. Applying veneers is simple, and there’s nothing to worry about. There are almost no limitations that will affect your life after getting them either.
Veneers are thin shell coverings that are applied to the front surfaces of teeth. You don’t need to apply veneers to all of your teeth. Most people prefer to get them on their front upper and lower sets of teeth only since these are the most prominent ones when smiling.
They can be applied to a broken tooth to hide it. Additionally, they can also be used to cover stained teeth. While we have the most advanced teeth whitening techniques, some teeth are so damaged or stained that they resist whitening products. The best option would be to cover them.
The application of veneers is easy and only takes one visit for most people. How long it takes will depend on how many veneers we’re applying. If we’re only applying veneers to front teeth, then the visit won’t take as much time. The procedure is painless and you won’t experience discomfort.
You’ll be able to drive yourself home afterward and can even eat a few hours after. If local anesthesia is used, then it’s best to wait a few hours until its effect wears off to avoid biting your tongue or lips while eating.
There are almost no restrictions to diet with veneers. Our only advice would be to avoid biting on and chewing hard foods. Veneers typically last about 5 or 10 years. The better you take care of them, the longer they’ll last. You should continue to brush and floss after getting veneers. Give us a call to schedule a consultation!