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Do you have a chipped, cracked, decayed, or discolored tooth? Have no fear; get a veneer!


What is a veneer?

A veneer is a skinny mantle of porcelain that is custom-made to fit on top of your tooth. It is somewhat like how a false fingernail fits on top of your nail.


How does it generally work?

First, Dr. Celeste M. Eckerman will adeptly remove a tiny amount of your original tooth. Next she will form an impression (or mold) of your mouth. Then we will take it to a dental technician who will devise a custom-made veneer. Finally, Dr. Celeste M. Eckerman attach the veneer to your tooth with a durable dental superglue. Unlike regular teeth, veneers cannot be whitened.

So after you get your pearly white veneer, we ask that you avoid food and drink that can stain them, such as coffee, tea and red wine.


What are the benefits of a veneer?

  • A higher quality smile
  • Very little of the natural tooth is lost
  • It protects your natural tooth from bacteria and acid
  • If your original tooth is strong and sturdy, a veneer is superior to a crown


To learn more about improving your smile, schedule an appointment with Celeste M. Eckerman DDS LLC in Minden, Nevada today! Our phone number is 775-782-2799.