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Why Do We Need to Trim Your Teeth Down to Put On Veneers

Posted on 9/21/2021 by Shiv Sharma, DDS
Dental veneers cover your teeth to improve your smile. These custom fitting covers are permanently bonded over each tooth and are meant to improve the tooth's look and hide defects. They are beneficial when you are trying to create an even gum line. In addition to cosmetic benefits, dental veneers can protect your teeth that have been cracked or chipped. Trimming Your Teeth It is important to prepare the tooth for the dental veneer. We will reshape the tooth surface so that the dental veneer can adequately fit over the existing tooth. Sometimes we numb the tooth if we need to trim it for the dental veneer to be applied over the tooth. If the dental veneer does not fit over your tooth, your existing tooth will need to be trimmed. We need a little bit of space for the veneer to fit over your tooth. That is why we need to trim or shave off some of your enamel. Care For Your Dental Veneers Brush and floss your teeth with dental veneers just as you would your own natural teeth. Be sure to use a toothbrush with soft bristles, as hard bristles are more likely to scratch the surface of a dental veneer. Use fluoride toothpaste to ensure good health of the teeth underneath the dental veneer. Come See Us Today If you would like to set up an appointment to talk more about dental veneers, please call our office. Our friendly staff will help you to understand more about dental veneers and what might be the right course of action for you. Additionally, at your next dental cleaning and exam, we can look in your mouth and see if dental veneers may be good for you....
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Dangers Associated with Brushing Too Many Times Each Day
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Reasons You Need a Smile Makeover
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How Extreme Weather Changes Can Lead to Dental Pain
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Importance of Cone Beam Image
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Ways to Protect Your Teeth from Nighttime Grinding and Clenching
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Can I Put Aspirin on My Gum for a Toothache?
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Physical Ailments That Can Result From Not Caring for Our Mouths
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Most Common Causes of Aching Gums
6/22/2020
I Have Chalky Spots On My Teeth - Now What Do I Do?
6/8/2020
How to Keep Your Mouth Clean if You Cut Your Tongue
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Potential Causes Of Toothaches
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The Basics of a Full Dental Checkup
4/25/2020
How Often Should I Come in For A Checkup and Why?
4/15/2020
The Earliest Signs of Gum Disease to Watch For
3/25/2020
How Teeth Suffer When You Have a Sugar Addiction
3/15/2020
Is Brushing More Often Better for Your Teeth?
2/29/2020
How to Respond After Eating Something Acidic in Terms of Oral Health
2/15/2020
How to Keep Veneers White
1/25/2020
What Benefits Does Mouthwash Provide?
1/15/2020
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12/25/2019
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12/15/2019
Neglecting Tooth Pain Will Not Make it Go Away
11/25/2019
Most Common Misconceptions About Root Canals
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The Only Way to Save Your Teeth During Advanced Gum Disease is Treating It
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Why a Toothache That Also Has a Fever is So Dangerous
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Signs Your Tooth Could Be Starting to Go Numb
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The Earliest Signs of Gum Disease Are Painless, So Do You Know What to Watch For?
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How Long After Brushing Is It Safe to Eat?
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