You can transform your smile using dental veneers and do so in time for the holidays. The procedure can take a couple of weeks to complete so if you are interested, schedule an appointment right away. Your new smile can be completed in time to smile for holiday pictures or to attend your work holiday party. More importantly, you can start the new year off with a whole new look.
As a cosmetic dentist, we start by examining your teeth and gums to ensure that they are in good health. If you have any cavities or gum disease, we will treat this first so that you can heal quickly and don’t develop any unnecessary complications. We will also ask what you don’t like about your smile so that we can create a treatment plan that addresses all of those issues.
Many people use veneers to cover up dark stains, close gaps in teeth, restore chipped or broken teeth and to create a smile that appears uniform where every tooth is the right size. If you have any of these issues, they can easily be fixed by visiting our cosmetic dentist office. During your consultation we can give you an idea of what your smile will look like so that you can determine if this is the right treatment for you or if you would prefer to use an alternative method to improve your smile.
Before we can place dental veneers, we must first take an impression of your teeth. The veneers will be created in a dental lab to be the perfect size and shape so that they will fit on top of your natural teeth and look completely natural. If you are getting them on only one or two teeth, they will also be made to match the shade of the surrounding teeth. This makes it important to have your teeth whitened first.
While they are being created in a lab, we will prepare your teeth. This is done by removing a small portion of the enamel, usually around a millimeter. This is necessary so that the veneers fit correctly. Once the teeth are prepared, we will attach temporary veneers with removable glue. They will serve to protect your teeth and will give you an idea of what your smile will look like when the procedure is complete, although the finished product will look even better. While wearing temporaries, you need to be careful to eat foods that are soft and to brush your teeth gently.
Once the permanent veneers have been created, you will come back to our dental office so that we can bond them to your teeth. Afterwards, your teeth may be sensitive for a couple of days before you can eat comfortably. Then you can go back to eating all of your favorite foods and smiling boldly for this year’s holiday pictures. Give yourself a gift this year by scheduling your appointment and enjoying the benefits that a beautiful smile can bring all year long.