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Teeth can become discolored or damaged from any number of causes, but they don’t have to stay that way! If you’re unhappy with the condition of your teeth, Skutak Dental offers flawless porcelain veneers that are customized to match your smile. These thin porcelain shells cover chips, stains, gaps, or imperfections and can last for decades. In as little as two appointments, you can leave our office with a beautiful, ageless smile.
The Benefits of Veneers
Dr. Skutak will perform a basic oral exam which will help to determine if you’re a candidate for treatment. Veneers look completely natural. The porcelain is shaped to match the dimensions of your natural teeth, they are virtually indistinguishable! Most patients cannot even feel the difference.
Veneers preserve tooth integrity and are easy to maintain. Dr. Skutak will prepare your teeth by carefully removing a sliver of enamel, making it easier to place the veneer. This leaves your natural tooth structure healthy and intact. There are no additional requirements for cleaning, either. The veneers can be brushed and flossed like regular teeth.
When the process is complete, you’ll walk out of our office with a confident, healthy smile.
If you have any questions about veneers, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Dr. Skutak and the team at Skutak Dental love helping patients get their smiles back. Call us at (715) 355-4433 or contact us online to see if veneers are right for you. You can always stop by at 700 Eagle Nest Boulevard, Suite E, Rothschild, WI 54474 to meet the team and get a consultation.
Versatile Cosmetic Treatment
Common Problems Veneers Can Fix
Veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry treatments used by dentists today. Because they are designed to cover up the entire front surface of the tooth, they can treat a wide variety of issues.
They are commonly used to treat severely stained teeth that cannot be treated with teeth whitening. Some internal stains or external stains may be too deep to bleach away, and veneers are a great alternative to whitening.
Veneers also are used to fill up gaps in the smile, and to cover up misshapen or uneven teeth, providing you with a more even, natural, and beautiful smile. Your veneers will look and feel just like natural teeth.
Finally, veneers can be used to repair chipped teeth, in some cases. If the chip is minor and only affects the outer layer of the tooth, a veneer is a good option. However, if the chip is very deep or the tooth is cracked, it will need to be repaired with a dental crown, and root canal therapy may also be recommended to prevent the tooth from becoming infected.
Expected Lifespan & Durability
How Long Do Veneers Last?
For most patients, veneers last somewhere between 10-20 years. The porcelain used to build your veneers is extremely durable, and they will be attached tightly to your natural teeth using permanent dental cement, so they are unlikely to break, shift, or come loose for a long time. In fact, veneers are the longest-lasting cosmetic dentistry option available today, since they typically outlast alternatives like dental bonding.
To make sure your veneers are in good shape, it’s a good idea to see a Rothschild dentist like Dr. Skutak every six months. She will check on your natural teeth and your veneers, and make sure your smile looks great. And if she notices an issue with one or more of your veneers, you can get the treatment you need to preserve your smile right away.
Caring for Your New Smile
Will Veneers Impact My Diet or Lifestyle?
No. Veneers are very easy to care for, and they are durable and stain-resistant. Beyond regular brushing and flossing and six-month visits to Skutak Dental, you won’t have to take any other special precautions to keep your new smile healthy and bright.
But while veneers don’t necessarily limit what you can eat or what you can do, there are a few things you may want to do to avoid prematurely damaging or dislodging them. Following these tips will keep your new smile looking great for years to come.
First, we recommend that you avoid biting into nuts, popcorn kernels, ice, and other hard foods with your veneers. Eventually, this could damage your veneers or your natural teeth. Use your rear molars to bite and chew these foods. They have a larger surface area and are better able to withstand biting and chewing very hard foods.
You also should not use your teeth as tools. Your teeth are meant to chew and eat, not to rip open packages, tear tape, or for anything else. These habits could damage your veneers or teeth. Similarly, you also shouldn’t chew non-food objects like fingernails, pen caps, pencils, or anything else with your veneers.