Urrutia Family Dental

Dawson Urrutia, DMD

Family Dentistry located in Alma, AR

Whether you’re self-conscious about gaps between your teeth or have chipped or damaged teeth, veneers may be the solution that can give you confidence in your smile once again. Located in Alma, Arkansas, Dawson Urrutia, DMD, at Urrutia Family Dental offers a variety of cosmetic dental options, including veneers, to help improve the appearance of your smile. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers? 

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom-made to cover your tooth to improve your smile. Whether you’re looking to correct a tooth misalignment or close a gap, veneers can help create a natural-looking smile without the hassle of crowns or braces. 

Veneers can also enhance your smile by fixing unwanted discoloration, fractures, and chips. But besides their cosmetic benefits, veneers also protect your teeth's enamel.

The number of veneers you get depends on the issues you want to address. If you chip a tooth, you might only need one veneer, but Urrutia Family Dental typically recommends getting between six and eight to ensure a beautiful, symmetrical smile.

What types of cosmetic issues can veneers correct?

Urrutia Family Dental uses veneers to correct minor cosmetic issues like:

  • Stained teeth
  • Pointy teeth
  • Unusually shaped teeth
  • Smaller-than-average teeth

You might also benefit from veneers if you have gaps between two or more teeth.

What should I expect during a veneer’s procedure?

First, your dentist cleans your tooth and determines the right shade of porcelain to match the rest of your teeth. They remove a small amount of your tooth enamel to create space to place the veneer on your tooth. 

Before fitting you with a temporary veneer, your dentist takes an impression of your tooth to send over to the lab that manufactures your veneer. Once your veneers are available, your dentist uses a composite resin to permanently bond the veneer to your tooth.

How should I care for veneers?

The better your oral hygiene, the longer your veneer lasts. Giving your veneer the same attention you do your natural teeth can improve its longevity. Floss, brush regularly, and avoid beverages that stain your teeth (like wine or coffee). 

Veneers typically last 10-20 years with proper care. Educating yourself on the process before making a decision is essential. Urrutia Family Dental is happy to give you all the information you need to help you decide if dental veneers are right for you. 

If you’ve been wondering about the different ways you can improve your smile with veneers, call Urrutia Family Dental today or schedule an appointment online to come in and discuss your options.