Fix Your Broken Smile With Dental Veneers
Are your teeth very discolored or cracked? Do you have a gap in your teeth that youwant to get rid of? One effective option for problems like these are dental veneers. Veneers are custom-made shells that are placed over the front side of the teeth. Designed to look and function as normal teeth, veneers can cover up ugly discolorations or gaps and give the patient the healthy smile they have been looking for in just a few visits.
How Do Veneers Work?
It is important to remember that veneers are permanent and non-reversible so any decision to get veneers should not be made lightly. Once you have decided to get veneers on your teeth, there are usually three appointments with your dentist that you will go through to get veneers fitted and installed on your teeth:
*Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. This visit will ensure that you are a candidate for veneers and your dentist will explain how the process will work.
*Tooth Preparation Visit. During this visit, the dentist will remove about half a millimeter of your enamel to make room for the veneer to fit on your teeth. He or she will also take a mold of your teeth, which will be sent to a laboratory where a technician will create the veneer.
*Bonding Visit. On this visit, the dentist will place the veneers on your teeth using special cement. Once the coloration and placement is correct, the dentist will shine a laser on the teeth, releasing a catalyst that hardens the cement.
What Problems Can Veneers Fix?
Although most dentists will suggest less invasive procedures if they are possible, in some cases veneers are the best solution. Veneers offer solutions to many dental problems caused by either genetic factors or normal wear and tear.
Enamel can become worn down over time. This can be caused by a genetic predisposition in combination with what you eat and drink. Soft drinks, coffee, smoking and using certain medications can discolor the teeth and wear down the enamel. In some cases, the enamel can become worn down to the point that dental veneers are needed to protect the teeth and avoid exposing the inner parts of the tooth.
Additionally, problems with gaps and uneven teeth can be cause for veneers. Problems with gaps can be sources of embarrassment for patients and difficult to fix. In these cases, veneers can offer a permanent fix.
If you are tired of going through life with discolored or uneven teeth and want to finally get a smile that you are proud of, it may be time to consider getting dental veneers. Talk to your North End dentist today to find out if you are a candidate for veneers. In just a few visits, you will attain that healthy smile that you have always hoped to have.
by: Gen Wright