Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Dental veneers are thin ceramic shells that cover the tooth structure and create a more brilliant, beautiful smile. Many of our patients at Garrison Family Dentistry choose to have veneers placed on their teeth for a variety of reasons. They might cover teeth that are stained or misshapen or opt for veneers because they have gaps in their teeth or have teeth that are slightly misaligned.
Veneers are bonded securely over the teeth and match the other natural teeth, so they don’t appear obvious to anyone else. After the veneers have been bonded to your teeth, Dr. Matthew Garrison recommends following these post-op instructions:
  • Eat soft foods for the first few days.
  • Don’t chew extremely hard foods like raw carrots, ice or candy, as the porcelain can start breaking away.
  • Brush and floss the teeth with the veneers, just like your other natural teeth.
  • Visit us at Garrison Family Dentistry every six months for a routine check-up and professional cleaning.
Veneers can last a long time if patients follow these important instructions. If the gum begins to recede, they should return to our dental office in Smithville, MO for replacement veneers. This doesn’t usually happen for many years and is simply part of the aging process. To find out more about veneers, contact us today.

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