You’ve heard of veneers, and maybe you want them, but aren’t sure how they work and what they cost. Fortunately, a veneer dentist can help you by looking at your current teeth and discussing the benefits of having veneers applied. They work for many people who want to restore their smile, but it makes sense to find out more before you decide if they’re the right choice for you. Here’s what veneers can do for your smile.
What are Veneers?
If you don’t know exactly what a veneer is or what its purpose is, you can’t make an informed decision. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are adhered to your existing teeth to mask a range of dental imperfections. They are created individually for each tooth so it’s not a quick process to get them done. However, they are beneficial for boosting self esteem and giving you the white smile you want. Keep reading to find out what they can do for you.
Discoloration and Staining
If you’re having trouble getting the white teeth you want using bleaching and whitening products, veneers are a good solution. They are made to be bright white and when applied to your teeth, covering up stains and discoloration you might have as a result of your diet or due to other health complications.
Crooked, Broken or Missing Teeth
Another benefit to choosing veneers is that they can mask broken, crooked or missing teeth. Because they are made to look like naturally shaped and spaced teeth, once in place, they can close gaps, cover chipped areas and create evenly spaced teeth, both top and bottom. If you’ve always hated seeing your smile because of damage and imperfections, veneers may be just what you’ve been looking for.
Benefits of Veneers
Seeing your dentist can help you decide if veneers are right for you. He or she can describe the benefits so that you have a full picture of what to expect. Veneers are strong and durable. They will last for many years and look natural so they won’t be obvious when you show them off. Though your dentist will have to remove some enamel before adhering them, it won’t be as much as if you have a crown or cap instead. Veneers are fairly resistant to staining so you won’t have to worry so much about discoloration.
What to Expect at the Dentist
Once you’ve made the decision to get veneers, you should know what to expect during the procedure. First, a bit of enamel is removed from both the front and back of your teeth so there’s room for the veneers to be placed. Then, your dentist will make a mold for making the veneers (you’ll wear temporary ones while you wait), then your teeth are cleaned and the veneers are bonded in place.
Veneers are a great way to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted and finding a veneer dentist is your first step.
When you’re ready to get started, call us at (818) 960-7600 and you’ll be on your way to the smile of your dreams.