That’s correct, a new and improved smile is more obtainable now than ever before!!
Our teeth can get worn down and misshapen over time and veneers can be used to treat a number of different cosmetic concerns, including chipped or broken, discolored or smaller than average teeth. They’re also beneficial in situations involving a slight gap between two teeth, as well as for minor crowding and bite-related problems all while saving the natural tooth.
Your smile sends messages to everyone you meet. Studies show that your teeth are the main physical characteristic that people notice first, and a friendly smile sets the tone for every relationship in your personal and business life. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, dental veneers may offer a significant change you automatically share with everyone around you. Veneers provide the ultimate lift to a smile and offer a quick solution to many challenges that frustrate people of all ages.
What are veneers?
Dental Veneers are thin tooth colored shells that are adhered to the front surfaces of teeth to improve their appearance. They are often made from porcelain or resin composite material and are permanently bonded to your teeth.
Today’s porcelain mimics a perfect layer of enamel, enhancing the color, shape, length, and texture of your teeth. Cracks and chips disappear, and years of wear and discoloration melt away. The ability to enjoy a stunning smile with durable, natural material has never been easier.
Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.
While some people may only require one veneer to fix a chipped or broken tooth, others may need more. Anywhere from 6 to 8 veneers may be needed to create a more even & symmetrical smile.
After we collaborate to plan your smile, your veneers are crafted by experienced & certified dental technicians. Within a few days, your new smile is ready to be shared with the world…
Dental veneers are:
- Ultra-thin: Blend into your smile
- Strong: Replicate natural enamel
- Beautiful: Ideal color and shape
- Conservative: Preserve the healthy parts of your teeth
- Life-changing: The smile you deserve brought to life
Are veneers are right for me?
Everyone benefits from a healthy, radiant smile. Studies show that people who smile are considered more trustworthy, friendly, and kind. If you’re pleased with your smile, you feel more confident and content.
If you look in the mirror and see any of the following problems, dental veneers may be right for you:
- Chipped, broken bite edges
- Yellowing, staining, or discolored spots
- Crooked, rotated, or overlapping teeth
- Narrow, short or spaced out teeth
Dental veneers offer one of the most effective ways to transform a list of problems into a brilliant asset you’ll enjoy every day for the rest of your life. Sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics,” veneers leave our patients amazed at how quickly they’ve improved their lives.
If veneers aren’t the best way to create your new smile, we can explore other innovative solutions to deliver the result you want with cosmetic dentistry. Our patients have found ways to uncover the smile of their dreams they never knew were possible. For more information about veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact us today!
How can veneers help me?
Eating crunchy foods or playing sports can crack or chip a tooth. While our natural teeth are strong, they are not indestructible and unfortunately do wear down and become misshaped over time. Veneers can fix these imperfections
Save your natural teeth: Other procedures, like porcelain crowns, grind down the existing teeth to fit on a new porcelain crown. Porcelain veneers on the other hand are securely bonded to the front surface of the tooth, meaning more of the natural tooth can be preserved. The more natural tooth we preserve, the healthier your teeth will be in the long run.
Add strength to your teeth: Porcelain is a lot things, but it’s not flimsy. Dentists use porcelain because it’s very strong and the bond will last for decades if properly performed and maintained. Veneers can help restore your confidence to eat the foods you love, but possibly shy away from because they might hurt your teeth.
Veneers can definitely give us a smile makeover and improve eating capabilities, but that’s not all they do. Your smile matters. In fact, it’s one of the most significant characteristics you possess. In a recent poll, 62% of the people who said they would spend money on enhancing their appearance said they’d be more likely to get a cosmetic dentistry procedure like porcelain veneers. When asked why, most of them said that it would have the biggest age-defying effect on their appearance. Studies consistently show positive effects on the following:
Self-esteem: When you’re happy with the appearance of your teeth, you smile more. When you smile more, your brain produces serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine. These neurotransmitters are responsible for reduced stress and feelings of happiness.
Success: No matter how you measure it, many studies have connected a nice smile with richer rewards. Smiling salespeople produce more sales and enjoy more career success, and those who smile also appreciate better relationships and are considered more trustworthy.
Influence: Your smile directly influences the feelings of others, adding to their wellness. People shown pictures of smiles and told to frown while looking at them struggle to suppress their own smile! You can change the mood of a room with a grin. How cool is that?
Your smile solution
What’s the procedure for getting a dental veneer?
Getting a veneer usually requires 3 trips to the dentist – one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers. One tooth or many teeth can simultaneously undergo the veneering process described below.
- Diagnosis and treatment planning: This first step involves your active participation. Consulting with your dentist about the results you are trying to achieve. During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth to make sure you are a candidate for veneers. You will also discuss what the procedure will involve and any limitations thereafter. At this time x-rays and impressions may be taken.
- Preparations: To prepare your teeth for the veneers, the dentist will remove about one millimeter of enamel from each tooth’s surface, next an impression of the inside of your mouth will be taken, a mold will be formed and sent to a lab (in house in our case) where your veneers are custom made by a certified dental technician. It usually takes 2-4 weeks for your dentist to receive the veneers back from the laboratory. Temporary dental veneers can be used for very unsightly teeth.
- Bonding: Before the dental veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, your dentist will temporarily place it on your tooth to examine its fit and color. He or she will repeatedly remove and trim the veneer as needed to achieve the proper fit; the veneer color can be adjusted with the shade of cement to be used. Next, to prepare your tooth to receive the veneer, your tooth will be cleaned, polished and etched – which roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. Special cement is then applied to the veneer and then placed on your tooth. Once properly positioned, a special light is beamed to the veneer activating the chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden/cure quickly. The final steps involve the removal of any excess cement, evaluating your bite and making any final adjustments needed. Your dentist may ask you to return for a follow-up visit to check how your gums are responding to the presence of your veneer and to examine the veneer’s placement.
Dental veneers provide benefits far beyond your teeth. By transforming the appearance of your smile with today’s natural porcelains, we can help you elevate the quality of your life inside and out. Veneers have given many people an advantage in their careers and social lives while boosting their sense of wellbeing.
Don’t you deserve to explore what cosmetic dentistry can do for you? Feel free to come in, bring your questions, and we’ll help you find your smile solution!