Have You Considered Veneers?

What Exactly are Veneers?

Veneers are thin pieces of acrylic or porcelain that are applied over your natural teeth to hide imperfections or change their appearance. Veneers made their debut in 1928 when a California dentist, Charles Pincus, used them to temporarily change the appearance of actor’s teeth in a film shoot. He went on to create acrylic veneers that would be cemented with denture adhesive, but these were not long-lasting. It wasn’t until the late 1950s that the etching process was developed for tooth enamel, and the bond between veneers and the natural tooth surface could be made more permanent. Today veneers are incredibly durable and can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years with the proper care.

What Do You Use Veneers For?

So veneers are helpful for improving the appearance of your natural teeth, but what situations do they work in? Veneers can be incredibly useful for:

Are Veneers Painful?

The short answer is no. Most people have a local anesthesia during the etching process, but even those who don’t usually only experience pressure. Veneers are one of the cosmetic dental procedures that are less invasive, and even patients who are fearful of pain usually experience no problems. If you have had hot or cold tooth sensitivities before you got veneers, you will be happy that they will probably help reduce that pain and sensation while eating. Don’t let fear of dental procedures hold you back from getting veneers!

So, do veneers sound like a good option for you? To find out for sure, you should contact us at Meadowbrook Dental Care in Mineola for an initial consultation. We are your trusted source for both general and cosmetic dentistry, and we would love to help you perfect your smile! Don’t let stains, cracks, chips, or an uneven smile hold you back; find out if veneers are right for you!

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Dr. Miguel Casanas, Jr. Dr. Casañas has worked and trained extensively to build a practice that exceeds your expectations of trusted, personalized dental care. He consistently brings his patients only the best that modern dentistry has to offer by keeping himself and his staff informed on the latest advances and available techniques.

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