Posted .

If you have a dull, cracked, or misaligned tooth, or any other imperfection in your smile, you may understand how uncomfortable smiling can be. It isn’t surprising then that Americans spend billions of dollars every year to enhance the appearance of their teeth. Still, do you ever wonder which cosmetic treatment could be better for you? If you have, we recommend considering dental veneers.

Veneers–which are extremely thin shells–can help your smile function slightly better, but are probably more useful for their cosmetic benefits. If you decide to visit our office, Dr. Barry LeJeune will analyze your smile and see that your veneers match the appearance of your teeth. In other words, after you visit our office, you can enjoy a beautiful smile that matches the color and size of your teeth.

Fortunately, after you’ve had veneers, you can expect to enjoy them for years to come–without much more effort than it takes to clean your teeth. Still, there are some things you can do to extend the life of your veneers. In fact, if you care for your teeth properly, your veneers could last for twenty years. One thing you need to do is brush gently. If you brush too hard, you could unintentionally damage your veneers. Similarly, there are certain drinks you should avoid, including soda and alcohol. Finally, please don’t chew on ice, pencils, or other inedible objects.

If you care for your veneers properly, you can enjoy a smile for years to come. If you’re interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us at (757) 827-9114. We look forward to hearing from you.