What are Veneers, and How Can They Help My Smile?
Have you found yourself feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth? When your friends at work or a gathering tell a funny joke, is your first thought about keeping your teeth hidden as you laugh? Maybe you’ve thought there is nothing practical that can be done to change your situation, but there are cosmetic dentistry options in Sterling that can help!
One of the more popular treatment options is veneers, which can help with many conditions:
Discoloration, from natural causes, medication reactions, or other causes
Chips or other minor damage, including worn-down teeth
Certain types of gaps between teeth
Veneers are extremely thin layers of dental porcelain that are fitted and then bonded to your teeth, forming a covering that can conceal minor inconsistencies such as those noted above. They can modify the color, shape, and even length of each tooth.
The procedure for receiving veneers is relatively straightforward.
• You’ll start with a dental consultation, pointing out your areas of concern with your dental practitioner. Together you will create a treatment plan to achieve your desired results. You may need X-rays, depending on the planned approach.
• The dentist will need to prepare your teeth for veneers, which typically means reshaping each tooth surface by the amount that will be covered by the veneers later. He or she will create a model of your teeth that will be used to form the veneers, which take a couple of weeks to obtain.
• When the veneers are ready, the dentist will trim and adjust each one before permanent application using a special cement and lighting to activate chemicals. Excess materials are removed, and you’re ready to enjoy your beautiful new smile!
If veneers sound like an option for you, contact Cascades Dental for Dental Health right away for a consultation.
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