Veneers in Jonesboro, AR
Chips, craze lines, discoloration, and other aesthetic flaws can detract from your overall appearance. Our doctors at Wagner & Langston Family Dentistry, we place dental veneers to conceal these issues, bringing balance and symmetry to the smile. With over 45 years of combined experience, Drs. Langston and Wagner are qualified to provide comprehensive dental care to those in our community.Contact Us
What Conditions Can be Addressed with Veneers?
Veneers are incredibly versatile, and can be used to mask a wide range of problems, including:
- Chips, cracks, craze lines, and fractures
- Gaps or spaces between the teeth
- Dental discoloration
- Minor orthodontic misalignment
To qualify for dental veneers, patients should be in good oral health. If periodontal disease or tooth decay is present, we can perform restorative treatments prior to veneer placement. Individuals considering veneers should also have an adequate amount of enamel, as some will have to be removed during the procedure. Finally, candidates should be fully committed to proper oral hygiene and routine dental visits.
Porcelain Veneer Placement
Typically, dental veneer placement takes three visits to complete. During the consultation, your doctor will discuss your cosmetic goals with you in detail and assess the health of your teeth and gums. Once all necessary information has been gathered, a treatment plan will be designed according to your unique dental needs.
The second visit consists of tooth preparation. To do this, your dentist removes small amounts of enamel from the front surfaces of the affected teeth. This process prepares the teeth for bonding and makes room for your new restorations. Once the teeth are prepped, impressions are taken and sent to a dental lab, where a technician creates your veneers. In the meantime, we may place temporary restorations until the final ones are complete.
Once your final veneers are ready, we will schedule you for a third office visit. During this appointment, your doctor assesses the fit, shape, size, and color of your new restorations, then bonds them into place. Finally, he or she checks your bite and makes any necessary last-minute adjustments.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers offer truly comprehensive, lifelike results. Unlike teeth whitening, veneers can camouflage deep intrinsic stains, delivering a whiter, brighter smile. Furthermore, dental veneers are highly translucent, and are therefore virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel.
Compared to dental bonding – or composite resin veneers – porcelain veneers are stronger and more resilient. In fact, while composite veneers last about five to seven years on average, their porcelain counterparts last upwards of 20 years with proper care.
Caring for Your Veneers
It’s important to maintain your veneers once they are placed. To keep them looking and feeling great, we recommend that you:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day using non-abrasive paste and a soft-bristled brush.
- Floss between the teeth once daily.
- Use an antibacterial mouthwash to keep harmful microbes at bay.
- Avoid chewing on ice, hard candy, popcorn, and other crunchy foods.
- Never use your teeth to open packages or tear tags off of clothing.
If you’re looking for ways to boost your confidence and enhance your smile, consider what dental veneers can do for you. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment at our Jonesboro, AR practice, call us at 870-972-6985 or contact us online.Contact Us