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Are dental veneers safe?

Dental veneers are a safe and effective cosmetic treatment.

Your smile is one of your most important features, and if you are concerned with the appearance of yours, you might consider cosmetic dentistry. One of the most effective ways to enhance the appearance of your smile is to have dental veneers placed. Veneers are very thin, tooth-colored shells made of porcelain that are designed to cover the front surface of the teeth. They can be used to conceal a range of imperfections, such as chips, cracks, stains, and unevenness. But is the treatment safe? And what does the process involve? Read on to find out more about dental veneers, and if they might be suitable for you…

What are the risks?  

Dental veneers are considered a safe treatment as long as they are applied by a fully qualified and experienced dentist. It is important to understand, however, that there are a few possible risks associated with the treatment.

If you choose to have dental veneers placed, the treatment cannot be reversed. The structure of your teeth will be changed slightly as your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate your veneers. While this process cannot be undone, it is possible to have your dental veneers replaced if necessary.

One of the possible side-effects of dental veneers is tooth sensitivity — this can occur because some enamel is removed. It is also worth noting that individuals who grind their teeth may experience problems with their veneers, such as wear and tear, chips and cracks.

Why consider dental veneers?  

There are a number of benefits to choosing dental veneers. Besides the fact that they are a safe way to improve the appearance of the smile, they also achieve a natural-looking aesthetic. Porcelain veneers are resistant to stains, and are very durable. In fact, with the right care, you can expect your dental veneers to last ten years or more.

Dental veneers can conceal a range of cosmetic flaws. This includes discoloration that is resistant to whitening treatments; chips; cracks; gaps between the teeth; mild misalignment; and unevenness in terms of tooth shape and size.

How do you take care of veneers?  

Although dental veneers do not require any specific care, it is advisable that you practice proper oral hygiene in order to keep your teeth healthy in the long-term. This includes brushing and flossing, and seeing your dentist for regular check-ups.

It is also best to avoid particularly hard foods that can cause damage to your veneers. Never use your teeth to open packaging as this can cause your veneers to break. If you find that you grind your teeth, it is important that you address the issue as soon as possible in order to prevent wear and tear over time. Speak to your dentist about treatment options that are available to you.

How can we help?

At Elite Dental of Staten Island, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services, including dental veneers. If you have an imperfection that you would like to conceal, but are not sure whether you are a suitable candidate for veneers, we encourage you to come in and see us. Your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your mouth to confirm if the treatment is right for you.

If you would like to find out more about dental veneers and what the treatment process involves at Elite Dental of Staten Island, please have a look here.

If you would like to explore more of our cosmetic treatments, including teeth whitening and smile makeovers, please have a look here.  

To arrange a consultation, please get in touch with us here or give us a call on (717) 563 6985. Our team provides top-quality care with the latest technology and procedures in the industry. Each treatment will be tailored to the individual patient to ensure that your unique needs are met, and that you are happy with the results of your chosen procedure.