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Veneers - Metairie, LA

Man with veneers in Metairie smiling against teal backgroundVeneers in Metairie are a wonderful option for patients who are ready to really invest in their smiles. This cosmetic dentistry treatment offers a transformation quite unlike anything else -- remaking the size, shape, and color of the teeth that show when you smile in just two visits to our comfortable dental office. Most adults are eligible for this treatment. Keep reading to find out just how it works, and whether or not it’s the smile solution YOU have been waiting for, too!

Matching veneers to teethWhat Dental Veneers Can Fix

Dental veneers are a great option for a number of cosmetic dental imperfections. They do not actually correct anything at all -- rather, a veneer improves the appearance of a front tooth by covering up its imperfect surface. Because of this focus on form rather than function, veneers are reserved for aesthetically flawed but otherwise healthy teeth.

Some of the issues that veneers can improve include:

Woman smiling with hand on chinMultiple Benefits of Veneers

Veneers offer a number of benefits for patients who are interested in improving the appearance of their smiles. Some of the most significant include:

Are Veneers Right for You?

Dentist holding veneer with tweezers

If you are unhappy with your healthy but cosmetically flawed front teeth, dental veneers may be a wonderful option for your smile! The only way to find out for sure is to book a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Metairie. That’s why we invite you to...

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Veneers FAQs

What Happens to the Teeth Under Veneers?

Veneers do not harm the teeth, as only a minimal amount of enamel needs to be removed, and the bonding material that is used to attach the restoration to the tooth is completely safe. Because the veneer is covering the enamel, getting veneers will not increase your risk of developing cavities. However, you will still need to brush and floss regularly to prevent tooth decay. You can protect your teeth and veneers with the same practices – brushing twice, flossing, and limiting your sugar intake daily. You should also attend regular cleanings and checkups every six months.

Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?

Veneers don’t change the position of the teeth or jaw, so they aren’t effective at treating bite problems. However, if you have a very mild open bite, veneers can make the teeth appear longer and wider so they look like they line up correctly. You can also use veneers to hide small gaps between the teeth. Veneers will only ever be recommended for bite issues that don’t cause significant oral health problems yet affect the appearance of your smile. If you wish to undergo orthodontic treatment, this should be done before getting veneers.

How are Veneers Different from Crowns?

Veneers are thin shells that are approximately 1 millimeter in thickness, but crowns are shaped like the entire tooth and are about 2 millimeters in thickness. Veneers are attached to the front-facing surfaces of the teeth to mask cosmetic imperfections while crowns cover the entire chewing surface to protect damaged teeth. Veneers also require much less removal of the enamel to place properly.

Do Veneers Change Your Face?

Veneers provide extra support for the mouth’s musculature and help to articulate the cheekbones. The most naturally loses elasticity and muscle tone as it ages. This is why the extra support from veneers can make a difference in the appearance of your face. Essentially, veneers can provide some of the same benefits as a facelift. During your consultation with us, we can discuss the specific impact that veneers will have on the shape of your face.

Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

Many patients report that properly placed veneers feel completely natural in the mouth. Veneers are carefully crafted to fit perfectly on the teeth based on impressions taken. The enamel removal process allows the veneers to sit on the teeth without feeling bulky or protruding uncomfortably. Veneers are also made out of porcelain, which is very smooth and does not irritate the soft tissues inside the mouth.

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