Veneers provide a safe, effective, and long-lasting way to address uneven, stained, or asymmetrical teeth. At A&M Dental Arts in Manalapan, New Jersey, general and family dentist Manisha Singh, DMD, uses veneers to help individuals achieve healthy, attractive smiles. To see if veneers are right for you, book an appointment with the online scheduling tool, or call the office today.
Veneers are custom-crafted shells of porcelain or composite resin bonded to your natural teeth. They’re used to cover visible imperfections that don’t respond to other treatments like teeth whitening or dental crowns.
It’s possible to get only one or two veneers, but Dr. Singh typically recommends six or eight. This ensures balance and symmetry, allowing for a Hollywood-worthy smile.
At A&M Dental Arts, Dr. Singh uses veneers to correct various issues, including:
You might also benefit from veneers if your teeth are crooked, worn down, or have spaces between them.
To receive veneers, you need teeth that are straight and relatively healthy. If you have cavities, gum disease, or misaligned teeth, Dr. Singh might recommend a root canal, periodontal treatment, or orthodontics before moving forward.
Following an oral exam, a review of your dental health history, and a discussion of your treatment goals, Dr. Singh can develop a care plan that aligns with your needs.
Getting veneers typically takes at least two appointments. If Dr. Singh determines that you’re a good candidate for veneers, she administers a local anesthetic to numb your gums and tooth roots.
She then prepares your teeth to receive veneers, by shaving a thin layer of enamel from each tooth. Afterward, Dr. Singh takes impressions of your teeth and sends them to a laboratory that creates your veneers.
About a week later, you return to A&M Dental Arts. Dr. Singh lines up the veneers with your teeth, bonds them in place, and trims off any excess material. She polishes your veneers, assesses your bite, and sends you home with a list of care instructions.
Veneers typically last 12-15 years, but it’s possible to extend their lifespan. Dr. Singh recommends practicing good oral hygiene. Brush twice daily, floss regularly, and visit A&M Dental Arts every six months for an oral exam and cleaning.
To prevent chips, cracks, or other damage, avoid bad habits like chewing on ice or opening objects with your teeth. If you lead a physically active lifestyle, always wear a mouthguard.
Don’t wait to request a consultation for veneers at A&M Dental Arts. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office to speak with a member of the administrative staff today.