When you have healthy-looking teeth, you can smile with confidence. A confident smile can take you far, especially when it comes to leaving a good impression with people you meet for the first time.
When your smile looks confident, you feel good inside. Unfortunately, sometimes your teeth get damaged as you get older due to a number of factors, including oral health problems, food choices, and traumatic damage. The good news, though, is that there are dental procedures that can make your teeth look great again — dental veneers, for one.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are placed on the surface of your teeth. They are custom-shaped and tinted so they can blend in perfectly with your teeth. Dental veneers can correct a wide range of cosmetic issues, including deep stains, chips and cracks, crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and unproportionate size of teeth, among others.
Dental veneers are made of durable porcelain. They can reflect light and are resistant to stains. Once in place, you can clean them normally through brushing and flossing as well as regularly attending routine dental checkups. It’s a good idea to have a professional whitening treatment before you have dental veneers so your teeth look great and match perfectly with your new veneers.
How are dental veneers applied?
A minimum of two visits to the dentist is usually required for your dental veneers to finally be installed. The first visit will be all about preparing your teeth. The preparation may include removing some natural tooth material so the veneers will fit and not take up space of the neighboring teeth. Then, an impression will be made and sent to a lab that makes dental veneers. The impression is used as the model for your new dental veneers. Temporary veneers will be placed on your teeth to protect them while waiting for your permanent ones.
On your next visit, the temporary veneers will be removed and your teeth will be cleaned. The dentist will use a special solution that will create an etch on the surface of your teeth so that the adhesive will have a stronghold. The veneers will then be applied to your teeth and shaped to ensure that they fit perfectly.
As you grow older, your teeth may become damaged because of poor food choices and oral hygiene. When your teeth are not looking great, it takes away your confidence to face other people, which can limit yourself from doing the things that you love. Dental veneers are a great way to solve many cosmetics problems in your teeth. Once your dental veneers are placed, you will be ready to flash your brand new smile with confidence!
If you have issues with your teeth, call Dental House now, and set an appointment for a free consultation. We offer an array of dental treatments, such as dentures, dental implants, orthodontics, oral surgery, and more.
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