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Posts for: March, 2019
Your dentist, Dr. Carol Cunningham, knows first hand how common it is for patients to want better-looking smiles. In response, her Decatur, IL, office offers veneers to help improve smile aesthetics!
More About Veneers
Veneers are made of thin porcelain and used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged. They fix a variety of issues, such as:
- Stained or discolored teeth, usually a result of drinking coffee/tea, poor oral hygiene, smoking, chewing tobacco, or taking tetracycline-containing medications.
- Misshapen teeth including crooked, overcrowded, and irregularly shaped teeth.
What Veneers Fix
- Tooth Color
- Size & Shape
- Alignment & Spacing
When you first come into the Decatur office, your doctor will examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If they decide that you are a good candidate, then they'll first deal with any underlying issues, such as cavities, first.
Your dentist will then take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you.
Your dentist will then remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth before cementing the veneers. This is done so that you don't feel like your teeth are protruding. Consequently, your new veneers will feel smooth and properly aligned with the rest of your teeth!
In order to take proper care of your veneers, you need to brush twice a day and floss at least once before bed. Changing your toothbrush when it's frayed is also important to ensure that your teeth are properly cleaned. Furthermore, you should make sure to drink plenty of water and eat healthy food like carrots that scrape teeth clean.
Give Us a Call!
For more information on veneers, contact our Decatur office by calling (217) 422-7448. We will be more than happy to help you with your dental needs!