There are many options to get your teeth looking shiny and bright besides just bleaching. Over time, eating and drinking wears down on the enamel of your teeth, and they start to become brittle. You can reinforce your teeth with help from veneers in Rochester Hills, MI. Our dentist, Dr. Matthew Wolfe, can help you understand dental veneers are and why you may need them. Here are four important things to know before you decide to get veneers.
They Are Not an Implant
Dental veneers are not the same as a dental implant. They can be made from a few different types of material, but many are porcelain in order to match the natural color of the teeth and provide adequate protection. There is no surgery involved. The only waiting you will need to do is for the veneer to be shaped to your tooth. Dr. Wolfe can then attach it during your next appointment.
They Are a Permanent Form of Treatment
Once a veneer is attached, it is not coming off. You need to be sure that veneers are really the option you wish to pursue. Veneers offer a variety of benefits, including strengthening the teeth and providing a whiter smile. Dr. Wolfe can help you determine if this treatment is right for you.
Your Teeth Will Be Sensitive for a Few Days Following Treatment
Due to the nature of the bonding process, your teeth might be more sensitive to hot and cold foods following treatment. This may persist for three or four days, but should then subside. If you have persistent sensitivity, consult with Dr. Wolfe.
You Can Care for Them as Usual
To keep your veneers looking beautiful, just maintain a healthy regimen of brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. Contact our office at Signature Dentistry of Rochester to schedule your regular checkups with Dr. Wolfe every six months to maintain your new beautiful smile.