Dental Veneers in Chagrin Falls
Chagrin Falls Dental provides dental veneers in Chagrin Falls, OH. Call 440-247-8641 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Veneers are a natural-looking cosmetic treatment that can provide a dramatic smile makeover.
Veneers can be applied to one or several teeth for any of the following aesthetic reasons:
- Correct gaps between the teeth
- Correct uneven lengths
- Correct slightly misaligned teeth
- Correct discoloration
- Restore chipped teeth
- Correct teeth that are slightly crooked
- Change the size or shape
Veneers cover the front of the tooth surface and slightly wrap around the sides and biting edge of the tooth. In most cases, each tooth receiving a veneer will be carefully prepped prior to the veneer fabrication and placement. This preparation involves removing a thin (usually less than one millimeter) layer of enamel from the natural tooth in the areas that will be covered by the veneer. This allows the veneer to fit seamlessly with the contours of the natural tooth. The veneers are attached using a thin but strong bonding material. The material hardens when cured by a specialized light.
There are several types of veneers:
Porcelain veneers are the longest-lasting and most aesthetically-pleasing type of veneer. They are created in a lab to the exact specifications of the dentist and mimic the look of natural enamel, using multiple thin layers of porcelain. The size, color, shape, and fit are fully customized.
Made using composite resin, these may be made in the dental office or in a dental lab and are less expensive than porcelain veneers. They can alter the appearance of tooth color, size, or shape and can be an effective solution for less extensive cosmetic improvements. They are fully customized as are the porcelain veneers, but the composite material is somewhat susceptible to staining and does not last as long as porcelain.
Prefabricated resin veneers are not customized to the shape and fit of your teeth, although they do come in different sizes and shapes. We do not recommend instant veneers because they do not provide the appearance, quality, or durability of custom veneers.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Veneers
Are veneers permanent?
Yes, veneers are considered a permanent option for improving your smile, although different types of veneers have different lifespans. High quality porcelain veneers can last for decades with proper care and maintenance.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
It’s a common misconception that veneers “ruin your teeth” because of the enamel that needs to be removed during the preparation process, but your overall tooth structure remains intact and your dental health is not impacted. If anything, veneers strengthen teeth by adding another layer of protection.
Are veneers worth it?
Veneers are worth it for many of our patients. If you have a number of cosmetic issues you’d like to correct, veneers are the easiest way to completely transform your smile. For patients who only have one or two teeth that need correction, veneers are a long-lasting solution.
Can crooked teeth be fixed with veneers?
Teeth with minor misalignments can be fixed with veneers, but more severe orthodontic issues will need to be corrected with braces or aligner therapy.
Is it painful to get veneers?
No, getting veneers is not painful. We use local anesthetic to numb the area before we begin any work, as there can be some sensitivity during the preparation process. It’s uncommon to have pain after getting veneers, although you may experience mild sensitivity for a few days following the procedure.
Who is a good candidate for veneers?
You’re a good candidate for dental veneers if your teeth and gums are healthy, but you’re unhappy with cosmetic imperfections like chips, gaps, tooth size, and discoloration.