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If you watched the Hollywood Academy Awards this year, you may have noticed something about all the smiling actors. They all have flawless teeth that almost look abnormal, but not quite. If you’ve ever wanted a smile as beautiful as theirs, or if you feel self-conscious about your own smile, then you might want to consider getting dental veneers.

Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that can repair many imperfections in your teeth. This procedure can help correct teeth with gaps, irregular shapes, chips, or stains. Because the original teeth are altered to place the veneers, this is an irreversible treatment. They can make your teeth much more even and uniform, giving that Hollywood-perfect smile.

Dental veneers are thin covers that adhere to teeth to give teeth a more classically shaped look. Dentists can offer a variety of dental veneer options to choose from. Talk to your dentist about what’s best for you.

When getting veneers, the Dr. Tim J. Brooks will match the shade of the veneer to the shade of your teeth. You may wish to have a whitening treatment before getting veneers installed.

There are currently two varieties of veneer: porcelain veneers and resin. Porcelain veneers can be custom made and fitted to your teeth and can take 2-3 visits to your dentist to finish installing. Resin veneers and made from dental bonding material, and can be applied in a single visit. While less durable than porcelain, they can be touched up after the initial treatment.

Veneers can chip or break under pressure. Avoid biting your fingernails and chewing on hard objects, such as pencils or ice. It may take you a few days to get used to the feel of your veneers. But do let your dentist know if your bite does not feel right after the veneer has been placed. He or she will correct it before you leave the office. Keep your teeth and gums clean by brushing and flossing each day. You can still get cavities under or around veneers.

To learn more about dental veneers and how they can improve your smile, contact our office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, today.