How Veneers Remake Your Smile

Spending hundreds of dollars on bleaching treatments to get perfect white teeth is less than ideal. A smart alternative is opting for veneers from Drs. Frank and Carlene Williamson of Mobile Family Dentistry in Mobile, AL.

There are a few questions you need to ask yourself when thinking of veneers

Are your teeth healthy?

The first preventative measure is maintaining a healthy oral regimen. Visit your dentist twice a year for professional cleanings and regular checkups to make sure your dentist halts diseases in their early stages when it's still possible to treat them before any real damage has occurred.

Why is this important? Well, the health of your teeth is an important factor before considering veneers, a cosmetic procedure that consists of prosthetic shells that adhere to the surface of teeth. Veneers don't fix preexisting issues like gum disease or tooth decay but serve to conceal superficial chips and stains.

How long do veneers last?

Veneers from Mobile, AL, can last quite a long time, depending on the type you get and how well you care for them.

What types of veneers are there?

The two types of veneers are composite (last up to 10 years) and porcelain veneers (last anywhere between 10-15 years). Veneers are durable and stain-resistant.

How do you care for veneers?

  1. Practice good oral hygiene, like brushing and flossing, but make sure to be gentle.
  2. Avoid grinding your teeth since that may ruin your natural teeth and most definitely your veneers.
  3. Visit your dentist twice a year for yearly checkups and professional cleanings.
  4. Don't bite into hard foods to avoid breaking veneers.

Want to learn more about veneers?

The choice of whether to get veneers is one that shouldn’t be taken lightly, however, the results speak for themselves. Talk to your experienced dentists, Drs. Frank and Carlene Williamson of Mobile Family Dentistry in Mobile, AL about veneers. Call (251) 661-6100 for more information or to make an appointment.

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