Dental veneers are custom-made porcelain “shells” that fit directly over the surface of your natural teeth. They work to correct cosmetic issues and create a gorgeous, natural-looking smile.
Some of the cosmetic concerns that a great set of custom veneers can improve include:
Once in place, dental veneers can last 15 years or longer, especially if you take care to avoid placing your veneers under undue pressure.
The initial step is a dental exam to determine if veneers are the best treatment option. Your dentist can also check to make sure you don’t need restorative work prior to moving forward with veneers.
Your dentist then removes a small portion of your tooth enamel to make room for the veneers. A set of impressions are made to provide the dental lab with the exact specifications of your teeth. You’ll receive a set of temporary veneers to wear while your permanent set is being crafted.
Once your new veneers are ready, you’ll return to have them checked for fit before being cemented into place. This completes your treatment, and you simply perform your normal dental hygiene routines to keep your veneers looking their best and to maintain good oral health.
Dental veneers are considered a permanent cosmetic treatment because they require removal of a portion of your enamel. Veneers will eventually need to be replaced using the same process as your initial set.
If you’d prefer to improve your smile without altering your natural tooth tissue, Snap-On Smile is worth consideration. This system creates a completely new smile without any alteration to your natural teeth.
The device is crafted to fit snugly over your teeth and then simply snaps into place until you’re ready to remove it to brush and floss. Everyone will notice your beautiful smile, but no one will know you’re wearing a cosmetic appliance.
If you’d like more information about cosmetic dentistry options like dental veneers or Snap-On Smile, call today to set up a visit. Online booking is also an option and takes just a little time to complete.