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When teeth become damaged, there are a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can be used to fix them. Treatments like dental crowns, tooth whiteners, and dental fillings all help our teeth overcome a wide variety of ailments. However, the cream of the crop for cosmetic dentistry remains dental veneers.

Conceal your smile’s imperfections with dental veneers. Here is a list of questions to help you get started:

Why are dental veneers helpful?
– Dental veneers vastly improve the look of your smile, improve your self-image, and provide you with a natural looking surface to your teeth that is much harder to stain than normal teeth are.

TRUE or FALSE: Dental veneers can enhance and save any broken tooth.
– This is false. Dental veneers cannot be placed if there is not enough enamel left on a tooth, or if the tooth is too weakened to support the veneers. In these cases, a dental crown could be a much more viable alternative.

TRUE or FALSE: Dental veneers must be bonded to preexisting teeth.
– This is true. Dental veneers are thin, extremely tough shells that are bonded to the fronts of your preexisting teeth for an aesthetically pleasing look that can conceal discolorations, minor curvatures, stains, cracks, and other various flaws in your teeth.

How often do dental veneers need to be swapped?
– The typical lifespan of veneers is approximately one decade, but with proper care and maintenance, they can last up to fifteen years.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Jefferson Dental Health PC to see if you are a candidate for dental veneers, please call our dentist office in Watertown, New York at 315-788-7070. Dr. Nirmal Aujla and the rest of our team look forward to correcting your smile for many years to come!