When you’re admiring the gorgeous smiles flashed by celebrities and other well-known men and women, it’s probably a great set of veneers that drew your eye. The team at Laser Dental Group in Union, New Jersey, uses top-quality dental veneers to transform the smiles and the lives of their patients. If you’ve been thinking about getting veneers, schedule a consultation to learn more about the process and what to expect. You can book a visit over the phone, or try the easy online scheduling tool.

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What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit directly over the surface of your natural teeth to transform your smile. They are incredibly versatile tools, and can address a wide range of common dental issues, including teeth that are:

  • Cracked
  • Chipped
  • Discolored
  • Misshapen
  • Misaligned
  • Gapped
  • Undersized

Dental veneers are a permanent cosmetic alteration that can improve both your smile and your confidence. They are also among the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures.

What is the process to get dental veneers?

If you and your dentist decide that veneers are right for you they’ll use X-rays or other imaging to gather information about the size, shape, and placement of your teeth. They also examine your mouth for signs of dental decay or gum disease, which must be addressed prior to having veneers installed.

Next your dentist at Laser Dental Group removes a very small amount of your natural tooth tissue to make room for your new veneers. They then make a set of impressions to send to the dental lab for a custom fit.

You’ll receive a temporary set of veneers to wear while your veneers are being crafted. Once they arrive, you’ll return to the office and the team at Laser Dental Group will check them for fit before cementing them into place. You’ll walk out with your gorgeous new smile.

How long do veneers last?

Because a portion of your natural tooth is removed when you get veneers, the process is considered permanent. Over time, however, you’ll need to have a new set of veneers applied.

With proper care, you can expect your new veneers to last a decade or longer. When they wear out or if they sustain damage, you can simply come in for a new set of veneers.

You can prolong the life of your veneers by embracing good oral hygiene habits. Be sure to brush and floss every day, and avoid using your teeth as tools to hold or pry open items. You should also avoid biting down on hard items or foods, and never chew ice.

The team at Laser Dental Group will check your veneers as part of your ongoing dental exams, and will advise you on any signs of wear or damage. To learn more about what veneers can do for your smile, schedule a visit with Laser Dental Group online or by phone today.