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The Simple Truths Behind Dental Veneers

If you've got unsightly, misshapen, or crooked teeth, could dental veneers help make things right in your mouth again?

At Z Dentistry in Reno, NV, we offer veneers that can cover up what's gone wrong with your teeth. Check out a few answers to someVeneers frequently asked questions about veneers below:

What Are They?

Veneers are narrow pieces of either porcelain or plastic that are placed over your teeth to make them look more attractive. Typically speaking, very little (if any) anesthesia is needed during a veneer procedure. They can last for a long time and have excellent color stability, making them extremely resistant to coffee-drinking or cigarette-smoking stains.

How Can I Be Sure They'll Fit My Unique Dental Profile?

Veneers are specially made by a dental lab technician who has an exact model of your personal dental profile obtained from your dentist. This is important, as some tooth enamel must be removed so the veneer shell can be fastened atop your tooth.

How Are They Fastened To My Teeth?

Your tooth is cleaned using special chemicals designed to help achieve a bond between your tooth's surface and the veneer. A unique cement surface is applied to your tooth beneath the veneer before a laser helps to harden the cement, effectively attaching your veneer to your tooth.

What Should I Expect Next?

During the next two weeks, it's imperative that you brush and floss your teeth every day. Around the end of that period, you'll be expected to come back for a follow-up examination. Sometimes, there will be slight variations between the color of your natural teeth and the color of porcelain veneers, though this happens just as often between natural teeth.

If getting veneers is something you're finally ready to do for your discolored smile, then give Z Dentistry a call at (775) 331-1616 today. You'll be glad you did - and your beaming smile will be a testament to it!

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