You may realize that getting treatment from a cosmetic dentist can give your smile a major upgrade, but did you know that you can get a brand-new smile in just a matter of weeks? Veneers can help you achieve this goal.
In addition to the quick turnaround, veneers are one particularly versatile option to enhance a smile’s aesthetics. These devices are thin, tooth-shaped shells that are typically made of porcelain or some other material that has optical qualities similar to biological tooth enamel. They are bonded on top of the problematic tooth or teeth.
A cosmetic dentist may use veneers to correct any number of issues with the smile. A chipped or broken tooth can be made “like new” with a veneer, and veneers can conceal deep stains in the teeth, as well. Veeners can even be used to realign slightly crooked smiles. In fact, they are sometimes used in a treatment called “instant orthodontics.”
Did you know that you can get a brand-new smile in just a matter of weeks? Veneers can help you achieve this goal.
The process of getting veneers involves just a few appointments with the dentist. At the first visit, the dentist will take impressions and examine the teeth to plan for the veneers. The dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel to accommodate the veneer.
The dentist will also discuss your preferences for the shade of the veneers at the first visit. If you plan to whiten your teeth, it’s important to do so before getting the veneers, as the porcelain cannot be whitened further after it is bonded to the teeth.
The data gathered at the first appointment is then sent to the dental lab that is tasked with creating your veneers.
When the veneers are back from the lab, typically a few weeks later, you’ll go in to the dental office again to have them placed. The cosmetic dentist can make further adjustments to the shape and shade of the veneers according to the patient’s wishes. In the final step, the veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth.
Patients who want to improve their smiles are encouraged to consider veneers. Schedule a consultation with any of our skilled cosmetic dentists at The Dental Place to learn if this treatment option is appropriate for you.