People who don’t smile much are seen as unfriendly. If you don’t smile because your teeth are not perfect, then you are probably giving people the wrong impression of you. A cosmetic dentist can help you feel great about your smile by using dental veneers, so you don’t have to worry anymore.
Facts About Dental Veneers
This cosmetic procedure is sometimes called porcelain veneers or just simply veneers. Here’s what you need to know:
• They are wafer thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to your teeth.
• They can change the color, size, or shape of your teeth.
• They can last for 15-20 years or longer, depending on how well you take care of them.
• They are a permanent solution.
• The procedure is minimally invasive and will cause little to no pain when they are put on.
• They are easily replaced by a cosmetic dentist when the need arises.
• They are custom made for your needs
• They are natural looking.
• They don’t easily scratch or stain.
Why Get Veneers?
Veneers can help anyone with discolored teeth from fluoride treatments, medications, foods, drinks or any other source. Since they can also change the shape of teeth, they work well for those with chipped, broken, or worn down teeth. They can also work for those that have gaps between teeth.
What Is the Procedure Like?
You will need two appointments with your dentist for this procedure. At the first appointment, teeth will be prepared by etching off a thin layer of the tooth enamel on the front of the tooth. An impression will be taken and temporary veneers will be placed to protect your prepared teeth.
The impression will be used at the dental lab to make the custom veneers. At the second appointment, they will be placed on the teeth and bonded with permanent cement.
How Will I Care For the Veneers?
You simply need to care for your teeth as your normally would, brushing and flossing regularly. Other than biting on your nails or using your teeth as tools for other jobs, you will not need to do anything different.
If you are ready for that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted, call your dentist today to discuss how veneers can benefit you.