Cover Unwanted Imperfections
Veneers are used to replace chipped or worn tooth structure and to enhance the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. This minimally-invasive procedure is ideal for patients who would like to cover up discolorations, improve tooth shape, and close small gaps without undergoing surgery or spending extensive time in the dentist’s chair.
Benefits of Veneers
Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth's color and shape, and they don’t require the shaping and preparation involved with cosmetic crowns. Since they are made from durable porcelain, they are strong and long-lasting. Porcelain is also stain-resistant, which means that patients don’t need to worry about discolorations or yellowing after placement as you would with composite veneers.
The best candidates for veneers have only minor cosmetic imperfections and good oral health. Veneers are a cosmetic procedure, so if your teeth have more severe chips or cracks, it may be best to opt for a crown to cover the damage. Since veneers are placed definitively on your teeth, they require healthy and adequate enamel to adhere properly. During your consultation, Dr. Milner will assess your smile to determine whether veneers are the right option for you.
Candidates for Veneers
Care & Maintenance
You should care for veneers the same way you would for your natural teeth. Be sure to brush and floss daily, and schedule routine dental appointments with your general dentist for cleanings and exams. Avoid chewing non-food items like fingernails and ice, and don’t use your teeth as tools to open packages or bags, since this could damage the porcelain. If you have any questions about maintaining your veneers, don’t hesitate to reach out and call the team at Mississippi Prosthetic Dentistry!