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What You Need to Know About Dental Veneers

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A smile you feel confident with can make drastic improvements to your mental health and general overall well-being. Whether you have concerns about the straightness of your teeth, how white they are, or just have anxiety relating to the overall appearance of your smile, it’s nothing a professional oral and maxillofacial surgeon can’t help with. 

Union City Oral Surgery Group has helped countless patients across the New York and New Jersey area feel confident in their overall oral appearance and health with great help from dental veneers. Veneers are thin layers of material placed over your teeth to help adjust the color, size, and straightness of your smile. Though thin, the results are more than strong enough to replicate the exact bite and feel of a regular tooth. If you are considering dental veneers, we have put together a comprehensive guide to help with the decision-making process. 

Perks of Getting Dental Veneers

There are many perks to getting dental veneers. Some of the more popular offerings include: 

  • Aesthetic: Worried about any cracks, chips, or yellowing? Dental veneers are an easy way to fix the appearance of your smile without having to go through long and expensive restorative surgeries.
  • Quicker than crowns: The thin material not only makes for a natural bite and feel, but it’s also a quicker and easier process than replacing your teeth with crowns. This also goes for products used for correcting bites or straightening teeth, like braces.
  • Low maintenance: While dental veneers don’t mean you get to skip flossing, brushing, and regular teeth maintenance, they also don’t require any extra work. Regular morning and night care, along with consistent dental visits, should be enough to keep your smile looking fresh and white.

It is important to note that veneers do not fix your jaw alignment and cannot be used as a corrective procedure for a problem with your bite that is not directly related to the physical shape or appearance of your teeth. 

What Does the Dental Veneer Process Entail? 

Commonly made from porcelain or composite resin, dental veneers will take a little bit of preparation and time to apply. Commonly, your oral surgeon will begin by shaving down your teeth. This is so the dental veneers can be the size of an average tooth. This amount of tooth removed will depend on the patient and will likely involve the use of a local anesthetic.

An impression of your teeth will be made to begin the process of making the actual veneers. Once they have been prepared, your surgeon will cement them on. The preparation can vary depending on the surgeon. Some veneers will be prepared in a lab, while others will utilize technology to design and create the veneer in the office. No-prep veneers are also an option, which can be used as a temporary fix. They take less time to apply and are less invasive than porcelain or composite resin.  

Speak With a Professional Oral Surgeon About Dental Veneers Today

If you are considering dental veneers, it’s vital to speak with an oral surgeon first. Having someone to give you a full assessment of the personal perks and cons of any potential oral procedure or surgery is important to making a long-lasting decision. Our team at Union City Oral Surgery Group is happy to help talk you through the process and discuss everything from how painful the procedure could be to the price. We utilize the most up-to-date technology available and specialize in minimally-invasive procedures to make our client’s experience as painless and quick as possible. 

We’ll work alongside you from the beginning to the end, ensuring you’re fully informed at every step of the process. We’ll even help you get the most out of your insurance plan. To get the ball rolling and get yourself one step closer to a happier smile, call our office today at (201) 601-9262 or fill out our contact form.