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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
Why Do We Need to Trim Your Teeth Down to Put On VeneersDental 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.

Thank you for trusting us with your oral health. Give us a call at (650) 321-9693 .

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