At Kherani Dental at Aspen, we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are a versatile solution for teeth that are damaged, discolored, or irregularly shaped. Have you been wondering whether dental veneers are right for you? Read on to learn about the veneers process and discover whether they can get cavities.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that fit over your natural teeth to cover problem areas like stains, damage, or even gaps between teeth. The veneers process begins with a consultation and design session to make sure you’ll be happy with how your custom-crafted veneers will look. We’ll help you choose their color and shape to ensure a natural-looking smile. Then, we’ll remove a small portion of your natural enamel so that each veneer can fit snugly. Once your veneers are finished, we will bond them to your natural tooth.

Can Dental Veneers Get Cavities?

Many patients want to know how to prolong the longevity of their dental veneers. With daily oral hygiene and routine dental visits, your dental veneers can last up to fifteen years, or longer! While your dental veneers cannot decay, cavities can form on the natural tooth underneath a dental veneer. Poor oral hygiene can also cause your gums to develop inflammation and infection.

How Can You Prevent Cavities?

Decay and cavities occur when the bacteria in your mouth and your dietary acid wear away your tooth enamel, the protective outer surface covering your teeth. If left untreated, decay and cavities can lead to tooth sensitivity, bad breath, infection, tooth loss, and bone loss. To prevent these issues, brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time, floss at least once each day, drink plenty of water, consume a balanced diet, and visit our office regularly for professional cleanings and exams.

More Questions? We Have Answers!

To ask our team any questions about how to care for your natural teeth or your veneers, or if you want to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, contact our office today.