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Think about how many times per day you rely on your teeth. You use them to chew breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. You press your tongue against them to make certain sounds when you speak. There's really no doubt about it — your teeth are important, and they deserve your respect. You can pay them that respect by visiting your dentist for regular cleaning and checkup appointments. You should also call at the first sign of dental pain, tooth discoloration, or other oral health changes. Read more about dentists and dentistry here on this blog, where we dive deep into related topics.


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Common Questions About Dental Veneers, Answered

by April Myers

Dental veneers are a great cosmetic solution to many problems with teeth, like discoloration, chipped edges, and even asymmetrically sized teeth. But if you still have questions about dental veneers, check out this guide of some of the most commonly asked questions. It could have the answer you're looking for, plus additional helpful information.

Do Veneers Require Special Care?

Veneers are designed to be as natural as possible, which means that dentists don't want you to have to do anything you wouldn't ordinarily do when you have them. In short, this means that you won't have to do anything special once you've gotten your dental veneers. They'll look like a part of your teeth, feel like a part of your teeth, and you take care of them just like you would take care of your teeth before they got veneers. Floss and brush them and do anything extra for your oral health that you normally do, like use mouthwash or a water flosser. Your veneers can withstand all of this and it's the best way to care for them, too.

Are Veneers One-Size-Fits-All?

Veneers are not one-size-fits-all. When you set up to get dental veneers with your dentist, they'll show you a set of pre-made veneers to give you an idea of what you can expect. These aren't the veneers you'll receive and won't necessarily even look like the ones that you'll receive, however. Your dental veneers will be custom made for you and based upon the size of your mouth, neighboring teeth, and color you requested. So you can rest easy knowing that your veneers will look natural when standing next to teeth that don't have them, and you'll have the shining white smile you've been dreaming of.

Are Dental Veneers Painful?

Dental veneers actually aren't painful at all. There is a dental procedure you'll need to go through to get them, where your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of the tooth so that the veneers can fit snugly. However, most people don't even need anesthesia for this, as it doesn't impact the part of the tooth that contains nerves. You'll feel vibrations moving through the tooth, but there should be no discomfort or pain.

After that, the veneer will be mounted and there'll definitely be no pain going forward. Your veneer will help to protect your tooth and there won't be any reason to experience discomfort. For any questions you may have regarding dental veneers, reach out to Henderson Family Dentistry.