Veneers and You

Have you ever considered veneers? If you have and wonder exactly what they are, according to WebMD:

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

Do you think you are a candidate for veneers? You might want veneers if you have discolored teeth, teeth that are worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth, or teeth with gaps between them.

Getting veneers usually requires around 3 trips to your dentist. One for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers.  Veneers generally last between 5 and 10 years. After that time, most veneers need to be replaced and there is no special care involved with your veneers, just continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing as you normally would.

What are some of the advantages of veneers?

  • They provide a natural tooth appearance.
  • Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
  • Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
  • The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
  • Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color and shape; veneers generally don’t require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.

If you feel you might be interested in veneers, give us a call at Brogdon Dental.  Dr. Brogdon can discuss the pros and cons associated with veneers and you can decide if this procedure is for you.

Smiling Testimonials!

From time to time we want to spotlight some of our patients and include their testimonials. This month’s patient is Keeli Crewe. Mrs. Crewe has been a patient of ours for a number of years and this is what she had to say…

I’ve always been a happy, smiley person, but now I really like my smile. Before Dr. Brogdon did my veneers, my teeth were small and discolored (from genetics and medicine I took as a kid). Dr. Brogdon reshaped my smile with his artistic skill, genuine love for his field and continuing education. He used the latest materials and technology and my teeth are much brighter. Dr. Joe B. Brogdon has always been my DDS of choice for dental care and hygiene, but he can do so much more for your teeth and smile. Consult with him on your next appointment to learn ways improve yours – I’m happy and smiling that I did!

Keeli Crewe showing her wonderful smile!

Keeli Crewe showing her wonderful smile!

If you want to have a happy smile like Keeli, we can help.  Give us a call today at Brogdon Dental and let us show you how you can smile and be happy too.