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These days, there are a lot of things you can do to make your smile look better. You’re not stuck with a stained, chipped smile if things like that happen to your teeth. Thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry, you have the opportunity to really make your smile shine.

One of the more popular methods to fix a smile is the use of dental veneers. What’s interesting, though, is how few people know what veneers are, or how exactly they can make a big impact on your smile. So let’s take a look at answering those questions.

What are they?
Veneers are nothing more than wafer-thin porcelain shells, cut and shaped to be the exact size and shape of the face of your natural tooth. Veneers can be made from a variety of materials, but porcelain is popular for its durability and ease of molding.

How do they work?
Veneers are really simple. If you have teeth stained from years of tobacco use or drinking coffee, veneers will cover those stains up, giving you a brand-new tooth surface. Veneers are sized and cut to match the shape of your teeth, then cemented in place using a special resin. Once in place, it’s like walking out of Dr. Victor J. Dongo’s office with a brand-new set of teeth.

Taking care of them
You’ll want to make sure you take care of your veneers just like your real teeth. Veneers can – and will – stain if you don’t take care of them. So make sure you’re avoiding things that can stain your teeth.

If you have any other questions, or want to know more, call Victor J. Dongo DMD, FAGD, DICOI in Hialeah Gardens, Florida today at (786) 709-9037.