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Do Veneers Help Prevent Cavities?

Cartoon with three smiling women with dental veneers.
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Dental veneers are a popular type of cosmetic treatment among patients who want to change something about the way their teeth look. That could mean changing their length, their size, or their color. Some people wonder if veneers can also help prevent cavities due to how they’re placed. Here’s what you need to know!

How Veneers Work

Veneers are super-thin shells of porcelain that are permanently bonded to your teeth, which have been shaved down slightly to make room for the veneers. Because of this, dental veneers can be used to cover up all sorts of aesthetic imperfections. They’re made to look and feel natural, and they’re quite durable.

Getting Veneers & Getting Cavities

Even though they look like real tooth enamel, veneers are made from a synthetic porcelain or resin so they can’t get cavities like your teeth can. If you already have a cavity on a tooth where you want a dental veneer, Dr. Nguyen will treat the cavity first. This is because covering the cavity with a veneer isn’t going to fix it. The cavity within your tooth can still spread deeper into your root canal. We want to make sure that there’s a healthy foundation in place for your dental veneer.

Dental Veneers & Cavity Prevention

It’s also important to know that getting veneers on your teeth doesn’t protect them from ever developing a cavity. This is because a portion of your natural tooth remains under your dental veneers. So it’s still possible to get cavities if your teeth are not taken care of properly. Therefore, a good health care routine with twice daily brushing and regular flossing remains important if you have veneers.

Caring for Your Smile in Long Island City, NY

Have more questions about porcelain veneers or cavity prevention? That’s what we’re here for! Queensboro Plaza Dental Care in Long Island City, NY offers preventive dental care, along with restorative treatments to give your smile new life. Our cosmetic treatments, like dental veneers can give you an entirely new look. Call today for an appointment.

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Patient Reviews

Karoline PammerKaroline Pammer
20:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are extremely competent, friendly and professional. He is very thorough and explains everything very clearly. Finally I feel like I am in good hands when it comes to dental care.
Matt SmithMatt Smith
21:18 05 Feb 22
Great overall experience getting a dental cleaning. Very friendly staff, beautifully designed office, and a comfortable experience watching calming Netflix nature programming while in the chair. Complimentary beverages are in the waiting room and so is a little play area for kids.It felt to me that this was a patient-focused family practice as opposed to a cold, corporate dental mill trying to churn through as many patients as possible.I’ll definitely be coming back here for all my dental needs and I highly recommend.
Sundup SherpaSundup Sherpa
22:07 02 Feb 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very welcoming and they provide an excellent experience every time I visit. I’ve only been here twice for annual checkups but would definitely consider and recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good customer experience and a very thoughtful approach to making sure that you feel at home. I have some procedures set up for later in the month and I must actually be the only person in the world actually looking forward to a dentist appointment.
Jayrockem GottemJayrockem Gottem
21:27 09 Nov 21
Great place wonderful staff they will be my go too dentist 100%
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22:08 26 Aug 21
Very confident after leaving the office that my teeth are in greatttt hands. Above and beyond patient care. Very informative visits. A sense that they genuinely care about patient concerns. Added helpful guidelines I took home with me to reach dental hygiene goals before my next visits. Highly recommended you leave your old scary dentist ! 😁😁
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