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DENTAL VENEERS AND DENTAL LAMINATES

Dental veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored material at first glance looking just like regular smiling teeth. Veneers are used to improve the appearance of teeth, and can change the color, shape, and size of teeth. Dr. Odufalu offers consultation for your teeth to ensure that dental veneers are the right treatment option for you. She will also discuss the procedure and some of its limitations with you.

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DENTAL VENEERS  PROCESS

During a consultation, Dr.Odufaulu will ask what are you trying to achieve with your teeth so that she can better understand what you are looking for. She will perform a dental examination of your teeth to see what types of veneers are the best course of action and discuss the procedure and any limitations involved. Dr. Odufalu may take an impression of you in order to create duplication, or mold, of your teeth, this ensures that the patient is satisfied with the shape and length of the mold before proceeding with veneers. She will typically remove a small amount of enamel, which is the thin protective outer layer of a tooth. Because of this, once veneers have been put on, they can’t be removed or won’t fall off as easily–no matter what.

THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL VENEERS

Veneers can be a semi-permanent investment that can last for more than a decade, depending on the type of veneer you choose. This can make you more confident in your smile.

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Veneers are popular among patients seeking to improve the appearance of their teeth. Veneers can help create a brighter, more even smile and are often used to treat cosmetic dental concerns such as:

 

    • Chipped, broken, and worn down teeth.
    • Teeth that are uneven shapes and sizes.
    • Teeths with unusual gaps.
    • Discoloration or uneven coloring that cannot be fixed with whitening.

If you’re considering dental veneers, contact Dr. Odufalu for a consultation. By working with her, you can get a better idea of the benefits and risks of the procedure, as well as determine if you are a good candidate for it.

Contact us online or call (909) 798-5777 today to book your free consultation with Tri-City Family Dental!

DENTAL VENEER PROCEDURE AFTERMATH

Unlike other dental procedures, the recovery process for post-op veneers is fast. Once they are in place and you have fully recovered from any anesthetics, you can chew as you normally would.

Traditional porcelain veneers typically last for at least 10 to 20 years, while no-prep veneers can sometimes last for up to 5 to 7 years on top of that. To get the most out of your veneers, keep in mind that there are certain tips that  you can take to help ensure a longer lifespan for your veneers.

    • Avoid chewing on hard objects such as pens, ice, or your fingernails
    • It is best to chew with your back teeth only, as this will help protect your front teeth. Try to cut up hard foods so that they are easier to chew.
    • If you have a tendency to grind or clench your teeth at night, it’s important to take steps to protect your veneers. Wearing a splint or retainer can help to keep your teeth in alignment and prevent damage.

THE RISKS OF DENTAL VENEERS

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Potential complications from dental veneers are uncommon, but as with any dental procedure, there are risks that can become serious in some cases. Complications can occur during the procedure or during your recovery period. It is important to discuss all potential risks and complications with Dr.Odufalu before beginning treatment.

The risks and potential complications associated with dental veneers include:

  • Allergic reaction to materials used in veneers such as pens, ice, or your fingernails.
  • Increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Although teeth with veneers are still susceptible to decay, they can be effectively protected with regular oral care and maintenance. In cases where decay does occur, it is often possible to treat it with a crown, which fully covers the tooth
  • Veneers can dislodge and fall off if not cared for properly. To avoid this, do not bite your nails, chew on pencils, ice or other hard objects, and be careful not to put too much pressure on your teeth.

Call us at (909) 798-5777 today to schedule your visit. We offer free over-the-phone consultations for all new and existing patients.

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