Did you know that a single cosmetic dentistry treatment option can enhance your smile by hiding chips, cracks, stains and other unsightly flaws, as well making slightly crooked teeth look straighter or disproportionately small teeth appear to be the correct size? It’s true! Veneers are a multi-use tool that can help patients achieve all of these smile goals.
Not only are veneers versatile, they also can dramatically upgrade your smile in a minimal amount of time. At your initial consultation, the dentist will collect all of the information needed to design your veneers. This includes data about the size, shape and shade of your teeth as well as details about the specific problem that needs to be addressed.
Your dentist may also prep your teeth for veneer placement at this first session. This involves removing a thin layer of enamel to make room for the veneers, if necessary. You may have the option to wear temporary veneers while your permanent ones are being crafted.
When your veneers are ready to be placed, you’ll return to the dentist to have them bonded to your teeth. It’s important to note that the veneers can no longer be altered after they are bonded to the teeth, so if you want any additional adjustments after you see the veneers, request those changes prior to placement.
If you are planning to have other cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as teeth whitening, they need to be carefully timed around veneer placement. Your provider can discuss this aspect of your care with you.
In addition to being useful for a variety of cosmetic issues, veneers are also surprisingly durable after they are bonded to the tooth, which provides valuable support. Veneers can last for up to a decade if you take good care of them.
Does your smile have multiple aesthetic issues that you’d like to improve? Veneers may be the answer to your treatment dilemma. A consultation at our office can help you decide whether this option is the right choice for you. Call us at A Smile Above to schedule your appointment.