Veneers FAQ

Cosmetic Dentistry in Maplewood, MN

At Maplewood Dental Associates, we believe everyone deserves a smile they feel proud of, and our mission is to help our patients achieve one through high-quality dental treatment. We're proud to offer a variety of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments at our office, and for patients seeking to completely transform their smile without extensive treatment, dental veneers offer one of the most effective options. If you're interested in dental veneers but still aren't sure if they're right for you, we've compiled answers to some of the most common questions about veneers to help you get a better understanding of this convenient cosmetic treatment. 

Common Questions About Dental Veneers

What are veneers?

Dental veneers, also called porcelain veneers, are essentially thin, translucent porcelain shells, roughly the thickness of a fingernail, that fit over the front of the teeth. Once in place, they create the appearance of a brand new smile without needing to replace or significantly alter your natural teeth. We can create dental veneers to match both the shape and color of your natural teeth. 

What can porcelain veneers treat? 

We can use veneers to treat almost any minor cosmetic issue in your smile. Some of the most common reasons for veneers include:

  • Misshapen teeth
  • Cracks or chips in teeth
  • Staining or discoloration
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Slightly misaligned or crooked teeth

What's the procedure for getting dental veneers?

Placing veneers is a simple, noninvasive procedure. It involves our cosmetic dentist carefully removing a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth to prepare them for the veneers, using a special solution to "etch" the teeth, then affixing the veneers with dental cement. Once placed, your dentist will make a few final adjustments to perfect the look of the veneers, and after that, you'll have a brand new smile. 

What are the benefits of veneers?

Veneers don't require much in the way of dental treatment, but the results can be dramatic. Because they sit on the outside surface and effectively cover the natural teeth, they create a completely new smile that's free from cosmetic defects – but instead of needing extensive dental work to achieve this, veneers often take just one appointment. 

Schedule a Consultation with Your Maplewood, MN Cosmetic Dentist

Dental veneers are a great option for patients who are ready for a brand new smile, but don't want the inconvenience or the cost of extensive dental work. Think veneers might be right for you? We're here to help – contact us today to learn more about veneers and schedule your consultation for treatment. We can't wait to hear from you!

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