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Getting A Dental Bridge For A Missing Tooth

Hi, my name is Robin Pearson and when I had to have a tooth pulled, I was just devastated. I didn't want to have a gap in my mouth so I asked my dentist what he could do. My dentist said there were a couple of options regarding replacing a tooth that's missing. The option that interested me was a dental bridge. I went home and read all I could about dental bridges so I would completely understand how they work to fill in the missing space in my mouth. Since I am very pleased with my dental bridge, I wanted to share this information with other people who are also considering this option for a missing tooth.


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Learn About Veneers To See If They Are The Right Option For Your Dental Needs

If you aren't happy with your smile, you have options available to you. If your teeth are simply stained, teeth whitening can help. However, if your teeth are permanently discolored and/or have gaps in them, then you may find that going with veneers is the best choice for your needs. You can learn about the process of getting veneers and what they have to offer in this article.

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom made to fit your teeth. If you are getting a veneer to repair a broken tooth, it will be made to match the color and shade of the surrounding teeth. However, if you are getting a set of veneers to improve your smile, the veneers can be made in as white of a shade as you and your dentist decide is right for you. They are also made to have natural shapes and to fit your natural bite.

How are veneers put on?

In order to put the veneers on your teeth, the dentist will need to start by grinding down the teeth they are going to be placed on. This is done to make enough space for the bonding that glues the veneer in place, and the veneer itself. The dentist will need to make an impression of your teeth in order to have the veneers made to fit. Once the veneers arrive at the dentist's office, you will come in to have them put on.

The bonding will be put on each tooth, followed by the veneers. The most uncomfortable part of the process will be when the dentist grinds down your teeth, and you may be given a local anesthesia to help with the discomfort.  

How long do veneers typically last?

Studies have shown that veneers can last more than 10 years. However, you want to make sure you do your part to protect them from damage. Along with following proper oral hygiene habits, you also want to avoid eating hard foods such as ice and jawbreakers. Never use your teeth to open bottles, plastic packaging or anything else that puts added stress on them.

What will the veneers look like once they are on?

Veneers will look like natural teeth in excellent condition. They are designed to fit your own bite and are given all the curvatures and shapes of real teeth, so telling they are veneers is almost impossible unless you mention it to someone.

For more information about cosmetic dentist services, contact a group like Flemington Family & Cosmetic Dental Group.