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Are you ready for the smile of your dreams? As amazing as it sounds, all the hard work and effort you put into your teeth may still not be enough to equal the awesome transformative power dental veneers can have on your smile.

With dental veneers, you can conceal flaws in your teeth and instead show the world a beautiful dental profile that everybody can appreciate. The following questions are provided to help give you a better understanding of the joys of dental veneers:

How often do dental veneers need to be changed?
– The normal lifecycle of veneers is approximately one decade, but with proper care and maintenance, they can last up to fifteen years.

TRUE or FALSE: Dental veneers can be used to swap out teeth.
– This is false. Dental veneers are thin, extremely strong shells that are bonded to the fronts of your preexisting teeth for an aesthetically pleasing look that can conceal discolorations, minor curvatures, stains, cracks, and other various flaws in your teeth.

Why are dental veneers advantageous?
– Dental veneers vastly enhance the look of your smile, enhance your self-image, and provide you with a natural looking surface to your teeth that is much harder to stain than normal teeth are.

TRUE or FALSE: Dental veneers can work on any tooth.
– This is false. Dental veneers cannot be used if there is not enough enamel left on a tooth, or if the tooth is too weakened to hold the veneers. In these cases, a dental crown could be a much more appropriate alternative.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Derek C. Barnes, DMD to see if you are a candidate for dental veneers, please call our dentist office in Charlotte, North Carolina at 704-849-6700. Dr. Derek C. Barnes and the rest of our team look forward to keeping your smile healthy for many years to come!