Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. Veneers are made by a dental technician, usually in a dental lab, working from a model provided by Dr. Zotis.
Placing veneers is usually an irreversible process, because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the shell. Dr. Zotis may recommend that you avoid some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea or red wine. Sometimes a veneer might chip or fracture. For many people, the results are more than worth it.
Information taken from the American Dental Association “Mouth Healthy” website.
Here are some tips to help you take care of your smile!
Brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing dailyare essential for everyone, no matter how unique your mouth is. It’s the best way to fight tooth decay and gum disease.
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Continuity of care is an important part of any health plan and dental health is no exception. When Dr. Zotis sees you regularly, he or she is in a good position to catch oral problems early. For instance, catching gum disease when it’s still reversible, or cavities when they are small and are more easily treated.
Keeping your mouth healthy is an essential piece of your overall health. It’s important to keep Dr. Zotis informed of any changes in your overall health as well.
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Only Dr. Zotis can determine what the best treatment plan is for you. Have questions about your oral health or certain dental procedures? Start a conversation. Ask Dr. Zotis to explain step-by-step. Dentists love having satisfied, healthy patients.