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Veneers can give you a brighter and more flawless looking smile. You can enjoy the benefits of increased confidence that comes along with your enhanced appearance. A veneer is bonded to the front of your tooth so that no one can tell the difference between the veneer and your natural tooth. You can select from various shades, choosing to whiten the look of your teeth, while still opting for a natural looking shade.


What are Veneers?

A Veneer is a thin piece of high-strength ceramic material that is bonded to your tooth’s enamel.  Veneers can change the color, size, and/or shape of your tooth.


Veneers are most often used on:

  • Discolored teeth

  • Stained or yellowing teeth

  • Teeth discolored or damaged by root canals or fillings

  • Chipped or broken teeth

  • Irregularly shaped teeth

  • Teeth with gaps in-between them

  • In conjunction with another dental procedure. For example, if you get a new bridge or partial and want to make the adjacent teeth match


Benefits of Veneers

Veneers can be a cosmetic solution to enhance the brightness and alignment of your teeth and can correct issues such as discoloration, fractures, or chips. They can be a less intrusive alternative to crowns. They provide a more conservative approach to changing a tooth's color, size or shape and can be used to close gaps or correct small misalignments.


Care for Veneers

Proper daily brushing and flossing are critical. A non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste is recommended.  The tooth under your veneer can still decay if you do not keep up with your oral hygiene. You still have the same risks of tooth decay and gum disease, so make sure to maintain good oral health and habits. You may also want to avoid habits that could chip or break your veneers, for example, biting your fingernails or eating hard seeds.  


Next Step

If you are interested in veneers, Advanced Dental Solutions can help you; contact us today at 517-367-1200 to schedule an appointment. During the consultation, we recommend that you take an active role in your smile design. You have an opportunity to tell your prosthodontist what you are hoping to get out of veneers. We can help you understand the corrective limitations of veneers, as well as work together to reach your goals.


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