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If you have been avoiding your mirror lately because of damaged or stained front teeth, you should talk with Dr. Steven Driggers about dental veneers. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are custom made to fit on the fronts of your teeth that can conceal minor damage and stains, correct a misshapen tooth, or help to close the gaps between your teeth. They will be shaped and colored to fit in with the rest of your smile.

Because the dentist must remove a small amount of your tooth enamel, the veneer process is irreversible. Once they are in place, your veneers will need to be brushed and flossed. You will need to continue to visit the dentist so that he can make sure that your veneers are in good condition, and to give you a regular exam and cleaning.

If you take proper care of your veneers, they should last from 10 to 15 years. However, they can be damaged. You can place your veneers at risk if you clench or grind your teeth. If you chew on things, such as ice, or pens, you could damage your veneers. Hard foods can crack or chip your veneers. They can be stained by dark colored food and drinks, and your dentist will have to clean them, since whitening treatments will not work.

If you are considering getting dental veneers, contact Sonshine Family Dental in Avon, Indiana at 317-271-1330. We’ll be happy to see you and discuss your options with you.