Achieving a perfect smile can be challenging, even with regular brushing and flossing. Sometimes a little something extra is required. With veneers, you can have the smile you have always wanted.
What are veneers?
Veneers are essentially thin sheaths that cover the front surface of your teeth. They are typically made of very thin porcelain material, ensuring that they are comfortable as well as pearly white. Veneers are custom designed by your cosmetic dentist to fit perfectly and are then bonded to the front of your teeth using special dental cement.
What is the procedure for veneers?
First, your dentist will appraise your teeth to make sure that veneers are a suitable option for your smile. This way, you will be confident that your procedure will be safe and effective.
You will be provided with an overview of the procedure and the next steps. If necessary, your dentist may also take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to help with the construction of the veneers. This is all completed during your first visit.
During your next appointment, your dentist will need a tooth sample as a foundation point for constructing your personalized veneers. They will trim the enamel of your teeth, acquiring a very small portion. Anesthesia is provided to make this procedure comfortable.
A model of your teeth is then constructed. This will be the basis for the construction of your unique veneers. During the build process, your dentist will provide you with temporary veneers to wear.
When the model is ready you will begin the application procedure. A strong dental cement is used to graft your veneers to the front of your teeth. A light is also used to initiate rapid hardening of the cement.
Your dentist will carefully evaluate your teeth after the procedure and make sure to get rid of any excess cement. Final adjustments are made if necessary. Follow-up visits may be required to adjust placement.
What to expect going forward
After your procedure, you may feel mild discomfort and sensitivity in your teeth. This is not uncommon. Any sensitivity is expected to subside in about two weeks. Your dentist will advise you to try not to grind your teeth, and to avoid biting down on hard substances, such as ice.
Keeping up with good oral hygiene is necessary for maintaining your veneers. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups are all still recommended after treatment.
Why are veneers gaining popularity?
There are multiple benefits of getting a veneer procedure done that you should be aware of. Veneers offer a solution to an assortment of common dental problems.
Teeth that have been worn and have lost enamel benefit from the extra layer that veneers provide. Teeth also wear down, making them susceptible to chips and cracks. Veneers cover up these signs of damage.
Veneers are tooth-colored, giving you a flawlessly white smile. Tooth whitening methods are not always completely effective and combating discoloration, while veneers completely cover any blemishes. Veneers are also a good alternative for those who experience intense sensitivity due to tooth whitening methods.
If your teeth are crooked or shifted, veneers allow your smile to appear perfectly aligned and are a simpler solution than wearing braces for minor imperfections.
Veneers are increasingly popular in the general public, and many celebrities also use veneers to help cultivate their social media image.
Your new smile
If you feel ready for an upgrade to the smile you deserve, ask your dentist about veneers today. At Owens Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you will receive the necessary treatment and attention needed to build your bespoke veneers. Call today at (248)-626-0772 or visit us online.