Veneers in St. Cloud, MN
Have a crooked or chipped tooth that’s affecting your smile? At Smile City in St. Cloud, we can cover it up using veneers. Veneers are thin shells or coverings that are applied to the front surfaces of teeth.
At Smile City, we can use them to cover up chipped or crooked teeth, as we mentioned. They can also be used to cover deeply stained teeth. Usually, we start with whitening, but if a tooth is resistant to whitening products, it can be covered using a veneer.
Veneers are completely optional. They’re not like fillings or root canal treatments that are important for tooth health. Veneers are done for a better cosmetic appearance. If you’re happy with your smile, then you don’t even need to think about them.
The process of getting veneers is far from complicated. You come in for a visit where we discuss your options and whether or not you’d like to get veneers. If you decide that you want them, we’ll have to adjust veneers based on certain features.
We can adjust veneers to look more masculine or feminine based on the patient’s gender and preference. The color has to be adjusted too. We’ll fit you with a temporary veneer, and if you like the way it looks, we can apply permanent veneers.
Types of Veneers
The two main types of veneers are porcelain and composite resin. Those looking for durability and longevity should opt for porcelain veneers but expect to pay more. If you’re looking to save and don’t place much emphasis on longevity, then you can go with composite resin veneers.
Composite resin veneers might be easily damaged, but they’re also easier to fix. It’s important to know that veneers can last over 10 years, but will ultimately need to be replaced. Don’t expect veneers to last your entire life.
They’re constantly exposed to the pressure of biting and chewing. How well you take care of them can prolong their life, but ultimately, you’ll need to get them replaced. At Smile City, we do our best to make sure patients get quality veneers that last a very long time.