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So you are religiously brushing and flossing your pearly whites and taking time eat healthy and stay hydrated. Your teeth are happy with your attention and care, but there are still some imperfections bothering you.

If you have discolored, chipped, misaligned or cracked teeth you may be a candidate for veneers. Dental veneers are tooth colored, wafer-thin shells that are custom made to fit over your natural teeth. Their purpose is cosmetic to improve the look of your teeth and smile. They can close gaps between your teeth as well as imperfections.

Composite resin veneers are bonded directly to your teeth in layers, are sculpted directly in your mouth and are usually done in one visit. They can require maintenance to make sure they don’t crack, and they can last up to 8 years with good care. More of your tooth surface remains because your dentist does not need to file the enamel down to fit a shell.

Porcelain veneers involve a filing down of a thin layer of enamel followed by the bonding of a thin layer of sculpted porcelain. These are usually done to hide extremely discolored teeth, or teeth which are malformed and misaligned. Porcelain veneers take longer to make as they are done outside of the mouth, but they don’t require maintenance and can last up to 25 years.

If you are looking for tooth alterations that resemble your natural teeth, you may want to check into veneers to help revive your smile. Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns about your oral care. We are here to help your smile last a lifetime! 816-554-7656.