Veneers are a type of cosmetic dental treatment designed to cover up and treat imperfections in your smile. Each veneer is built to cover up the front chewing surface of one of your teeth, essentially replacing it and covering up any flaws like stains, misshapen teeth, and other such issues with your smile.
It’s important to note, however, that veneers are not a restorative treatment and are only meant to treat cosmetic issues with your smile. They cannot be used to treat damaged or decayed teeth, and your mouth must be healthy to get veneers at Elements Dental Spa – Baton Rouge Dentist & Aesthetics Spa.
Veneers are recommended for anyone looking to repair discolored, chipped, narrow, short, or irregular teeth; they can also fill in small gaps between teeth. Veneers both enhance and protect your teeth which helps to improve your oral health.
After your initial appointment with Dr. Luong or Dr. Nguyen, the treatment process usually takes two consultations over a period of several weeks.
For the most part, you can treat your veneers in the same way you would care for “real” teeth. In some ways, it’s actually easier to care for veneers than it is to care for your natural teeth, since they’re completely stain-resistant and will never be stained by food and drink. So to keep your teeth and veneers healthy, make sure that you brush twice a day for two minutes and floss at least once a day.
You should also come and see Dr. Luong or Dr. Nguyen for a dental checkup every at least six months at Elements Dental Spa. During your appointment, one of our doctors will check your teeth and your veneers to make sure everything looks good.
Beyond this, there are a few other things you should do to make sure your veneers stay in great shape. We recommend:
No. Veneers do not ruin your teeth. This is a common misconception, and it’s common because veneers do require some of your natural enamel to be removed. This outer enamel layer of your tooth is usually about 0.5mm thick. Veneers are thin, like contact lenses. Both Dr. Luong and Dr. Nguyen make every effort to be as minimally invasive as possible.
Their goal is to preserve as much enamel as possible while still achieving your aesthetic goals. Our doctors intensively and attentively plan each individual case to assess where teeth will need to be altered prior to veneer placement in Baton Rouge.
Once your veneers have been applied, they will be just as strong as they were before your enamel was trimmed, if not stronger. The porcelain used to cover up your teeth is extremely durable and strong. It is true, though, that this process is irreversible.
Once your enamel has been trimmed, there’s no way to undo the trimming process. To protect your teeth, you will need to continue to wear veneers on the teeth that have been trimmed. If one is damaged or dislodged, you’ll need to replace it.
If you don’t like the idea of this, a different cosmetic treatment like dental bonding may be right for you. Dental bonding doesn’t last as long as veneers and is more prone to staining, but requires no removal of enamel from your teeth.
There are a lot of different factors that affect the cost of veneers from Elements Dental Spa. A few of these include the number of teeth that are being treated and the location of these teeth.
Veneers may also cost more if you need additional cosmetic treatments before your appointment. For example, teeth whitening is often recommended before veneers, so that the veneers can be matched to your newly-whitened teeth for better overall results.
To learn more and get an estimate about what your veneers may cost in Baton Rouge, contact Elements Dental Spa. Our doctors can help to determine if veneers are a good choice for you and give you more information about how much your procedure may cost.
If you’re interested in the benefits of veneers, don’t wait. Contact us online or give us a call at (225) 925-2118 to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Luong or Dr. Nguyen and learn more about your options for aesthetic dentistry in Baton Rouge.