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Having any work done to your smile is exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. It’s great to finally get your smile back to looking like a million bucks, but choosing how to do it, and waiting for the procedure to start, can put you on edge.

The best way to be sure that you’re making the best decision – aside from a lot of input from your dentist – is to educate yourself as much as possible on your chosen procedure. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what the process of getting dental veneers look like.

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. Porcelain is the most popular material used to create veneers, though other options exist.

How do they work?
The process of veneers is really simple and painless. 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. Hoang H. Drouin’s office at Lake Norman Smiles in Mooresville, North Carolina with brand-new 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 us today at 704-664-7774.