Transforming your smile with the help of dental veneers can help improve your self-confidence. Veneers correct several cosmetic issues, including crooked or discolored teeth. There are also many non-cosmetic reasons to consider veneers. Some health benefits include filling in gaps and protecting your teeth from tooth decay or infection.
With their innovative design, veneers can provide the smile you’re hoping for while preserving your natural teeth. At Downtown Dental Studio, we are proud to offer exceptional care. Our team of highly qualified dental professionals specializes in helping you reach your goals.
Whether you elect veneers for cosmetic or aesthetic reasons, our team customizes veneers to fit your mouth perfectly and match your natural teeth.
What are veneers?
Porcelain veneers offer a stain-free solution to natural teeth. Their design is flexible and fits perfectly to the surface of your teeth.
The procedure is a conservative solution to several imperfections that protect weak or frail teeth. Here are some benefits veneers offer:
- Restore frail teeth
- Natural-looking solution
- Resistant to stains
- Minimal, non-invasive dental work
- Effectively lightens darker teeth
- Strengthens and protects natural teeth
- Little to no gum irritation
- Correct minor alignment issues
Do you want a brighter smile? Veneers can help!
What’s the procedure for veneers?
During the first visit, one of our dental specialists will go over your goals and the results you hope to achieve. Evaluating if you’re a good candidate for treatment depends on the current state of your natural teeth. The doctor will determine which veneer will best suit your ideal smile and provide you with a temporary veneer to protect your teeth.
A specialist takes an impression of your teeth and sends the mold to a dental lab where porcelain veneers are carved out by a computer. The veneer bakes in an oven-like device that hardens the material to match the natural shade of your teeth. The second appointment consists of a cleansing, which helps ward off bacteria that could become trapped under the veneer. One of our doctors will adjust the veneer to fit your mouth while looking as natural as possible.
Once the binding cement is applied, it hardens quickly. Ultraviolet light helps speed up the binding process. The doctor will then remove excess cement and evaluate your bite to make sure the veneer fits adequately over your natural teeth.
Regular appointments must be kept to extend the results of treatment. Veneers can last up to 15 years with proper care and dental hygiene practices.
After the procedure
Once the veneers are cemented to your teeth, you can go about your day as usual. There are no side effects, and any extra cement leftovers should wear away with regular brushing and flossing. Here are some precautions you can take to keep your veneers intact:
- Avoid chewing on hard objects
- Avoid using teeth to open things
- Eat with your front teeth
- Avoid grinding your teeth
- Play sports with a mouthguard
Taking care of your new teeth is as simple as scheduling regular check-ups and practicing good oral hygiene. If you’re interested in veneers, contact us today. You can visit us here to schedule an appointment and get the smile of your dreams.