Cosmetic dentistry is no longer reserved just for the rich and famous. With the procedures now readily available, you can enjoy the appearance of a beautiful and bright smile in a matter of weeks. A consultation with your dentist will reveal how one versatile cosmetic treatment option can make that possible.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are tooth colored shells that are made to be affixed to the front of teeth requiring correction. Although veneers will not correct a malocclusion, remove deep dental stain, or make chipped, uneven teeth whole again they will provide you with the appearance that all of these problems have been corrected.
Your dentist will remove a thin amount of enamel from the front of teeth that are to be treated. This is so when veneers are cemented in place they will be symmetrical with untreated teeth. Since enamel is removed, veneers become a permanent cosmetic correction.
Impressions are taken; temporaries are provided; and in just a couple of weeks, your new smile will be ready. Veneers will be tried in for fit, appearance, and functionality. Small adjustments can be made at this time.
Veneers can resolve many dental maladies. Deep dental stain, chipped enamel, uneven dentition, and unwanted gaps between teeth … porcelain veneers can provide the solution.
Caring for Veneer Treated Teeth
For the first 24 hours, you will want to be very careful not to chew on hard, crunchy, or tough foods so as not to dislodge them. Once they are firmly in place, you may want to avoid using treated teeth to bite into foods like a firm apple. And never resort to using teeth to open packages, bite fingernails, or chew on hard objects like ice. This is good advice for the health of all your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are made to be translucent which will make them appear natural, And since porcelain is naturally stain resistant, this means they will not be affected by teeth whitening products. So if you are considering teeth whitening, that should be completed before beginning the veneer process.
You will continue to brush twice daily and floss to help maintain great dental heath. Visit our team at Brend Dental as often as recommended for cleaning and a dental exam. And enjoy your beautiful smile courtesy of cosmetic dentistry!