Veneers are one option that can fix a myriad of imperfections, but are they right for you?
What are Dental Veneers?Veneers are thin "shells," most frequently made from porcelain, that are bonded directly to the surface of your teeth. They can also be made out of a composite resin. In order to be applied, the surface of your teeth must first be made rough. This requires the removal of some of your teeth's enamel.
Your permanent veneers are created in a lab. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and use a color guide to ensure that your veneers match the color of your natural teeth. It can take up to two weeks for a veneer to be made, so in the meantime, you will be provided with a temporary one. Once your permanent veneers are ready, you will return to the office for a fitting and bonding.
DiscolorationCertain foods and beverages - coffee, tea, red wine, dark berries - can lead to tooth discoloration. Other things that can lead to discoloration include smoking, certain prescription medications or too much fluoride. No matter what the cause of the discoloration, veneers can restore your smile back to its former brilliant beauty.
Gaps or CrowdingEven a mild gap or slight crowding of your teeth can cause you to hide your smile. Veneers can cover these mild issues, making them disappear without the use of braces.
You may have been born with misshapen teeth, and this makes you feel self-conscious. Perhaps you have suffered from a minor chip. Or, maybe your teeth are uneven. Any of these issues can be fixed with veneers, giving you the perfect smile you've always hoped for.
If your smile just isn't what you want it to be, contact our office to see if veneers are the right solution for you.