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Veneers – Norwalk, OH 

Fabulous Option to Fix Chipped & Discolored Teeth

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When looking to correct multiple imperfections in your smile in one fell swoop, the optimal answer is always veneers. Our cosmetic dentist adheres these thin sheaths of dental porcelain to the front surfaces of your teeth for an esthetic upgrade. Not only are they a fabulous option to fix chipped teeth or overcome staining, but the procedure to get veneers in Norwalk is both minimally invasive and relatively quick. In as little as two appointments, we’ll help you turn back the clock to a confident grin that can last more than a decade with proper care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

What Are Dental Veneers?

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Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells attached to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. These porcelain restorations are permanently bonded to your teeth. Veneers can treat several cosmetic concerns, including chipped, broken, discolored, or smaller-than-average teeth. Some people may only get one veneer in the case of a broken or chipped tooth, but more often, a patient will opt for 6-8 veneers to create a symmetrical smile. The top front eight teeth are the most common ones to receive veneers.

The Process of Getting Veneers

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For patients seeking cosmetic dental treatment with veneers, the process is relatively simple. First, you’ll come in for a personal consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Norwalk, who will take the time to learn about your dental needs and smile goals. Once they have determined you’re a candidate, they’ll remove a minuscule amount of enamel, so your veneers blend seamlessly with your existing grin.

When this step is complete, the dentist will take 3D images of your teeth that the dental lab will use to craft your custom veneers. This process typically takes a few weeks, so you will be provided with temporary ones in the meantime.

When our dentist receives your veneer from the lab, they will place it using extremely strong bonding material. Further customization will be done as necessary. Once the process is completed, you’ll have the picture-perfect smile you’ve been dreaming of!

The Benefits of Veneers

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Veneers boast an array of advantages, including:

  • Custom-Made: Dental veneers are crafted to be the perfect size, shape, and color to blend in with the rest of your smile.
  • Natural-Looking: Veneers are carefully placed so they appear perfectly natural. No one will know they aren’t part of your natural teeth.
  • Long-Lasting: When cared for properly, veneers can last more than a decade.
  • Stain-Resistant: Veneers can resist stains much better than your natural tooth enamel, so they are potentially an effective long-term whitening solution.

Veneer FAQs

Is There Anyone Who Shouldn’t Get Veneers?

Although veneers are ideal for a wide variety of patients, not everyone is a candidate for this cosmetic dental service. For example, if you’re struggling with severe overcrowding and want to enhance your smile, then braces will likely be recommended instead.

It’s also important that we mention here the importance of a healthy smile prior to pursuing cosmetic dentistry. If your teeth are decayed or your gums are infected, then we will need to intervene with the necessary restorative care first. After that, we can determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Sadly, your veneers will not last forever. There is some good news though: they can last for well over a decade if you take care of them properly. In other words, the best way to maintain your new and improved smile is by adopting good habits, like brushing twice a day, getting a dental checkup and cleaning twice a year, and not over-indulging on sugary foods and beverages.

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?

Veneers are very durable, so you don’t need to change your diet dramatically. We recommend simply avoiding foods that could damage your smile, like gummy candies, peanut brittle, and lollipops. It’s also a good idea to exercise caution with extremely crunchy foods, like popcorn, tortilla chips, and thin pizza crust. Basically, just like your natural teeth, your veneers can chip. So, you want to do what you can to prevent that from happening.

Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?

Yes, you’ll still be able to drink coffee with veneers! This cosmetic dental service is crafted from stain-resistant materials like porcelain, which means that your smile will stay nice and bright throughout the years. With that said, we still encourage patients to use a straw since not every tooth will be covered with a veneer. In fact, you should use a straw if you drink any dark-colored beverages, like juice, coffee, or wine.

What Materials are Used for Veneers?

Most often, veneers are crafted from composite resin or porcelain. Both of these dental materials are durable, lifelike, and come in a wide range of shades, making the final result look and feel natural. Of course, there are pros and cons of each material, which we will cover during your consultation.

Does It Hurt to Get Veneers?

We want every step of your smile makeover to be smooth and comfortable. When it comes time to prep your teeth for your veneers, we will numb the area of your mouth we’re working on to ensure you don’t feel any pain. Even after your final veneers are securely in place, we will give you some aftercare instructions to prevent bonding sensitivity.

Meet the Doctors
Norman C. Sommers, DDS
Adam P. Sommers, DDS

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