Cosmetic dentistry is an exciting and rewarding field because it’s as much art as science, and we’re able to carefully craft exactly the right smile for you.
Longing for an award-winning smile? Veneers just might be the answer for you. Veneers are a common cosmetic dental procedure that has the power to utterly reinvent your smile.
No need to worry about the color, as veneers use tooth-colored materials. In addition to resolving the chip or crack issue, it also helps improve the entire appearance of the affected tooth.
How do Veneers work?
A dental veneer is a thin shell that covers the front of your tooth. Using veneers, cosmetic dentists are able to achieve amazing results, creating smile transformations that change chipped, stained, and crooked teeth into a perfectly white and beautifully balanced smile.
How is it done?
Veneers are made of either porcelain or a resin composite material and shaped and colored to mimic the appearance of natural teeth. Your teeth are prepared by shaving just a little bit of the enamel, and then custom-shaped veneers are permanently bonded to existing teeth.
It’s important to understand that modern veneers are very different from what they were years ago. Veneers can be about as thin as a contact lens, requiring very minimal tooth prep--or sometimes even none at all! This means a less invasive procedure that often doesn’t even require anesthetic, but still gives you the beautiful results you want.
Veneers can be administered to just one tooth in order to correct a single flaw, or placed on all the front teeth in order to create a total smile makeover.
Function Just Like Natural Teeth
Veneers are not the same as false teeth. While dentures, implants, or bridges can replace missing teeth, veneers instead improve the appearance of the teeth that are already there. You might think of it as simply dressing them up a little. This means that the underlying tooth is still present and that spaces between teeth are maintained, allowing you to floss, brush, eat, and talk just like you normally would.
Additionally, the material used to create veneers closely imitates the functionality of natural teeth. Veneers are strong and hard enough to allow you to treat them just as you would your normal teeth, although we might advise you to avoid some foods that could cause staining more easily on your new veneers, such as blackberries or dark tea.
Close Gaps and Chips, and Hide Wear
As we age our smiles tend to acquire some wear and tear. This could be evident in the form of worn-down edges of teeth, or small chips on the corners of your incisors. You may not even notice these issues until you look at an old photo and see that your teeth used to look quite different. For some of us, there may even be an unsightly gap between two teeth that was never corrected. Veneers immediately correct these problems, providing coverage where you need it and smoothing over rough edges.
Want beautifully white teeth? Veneers are kind of like slipping on a new skin for your teeth. Although we carefully design veneers to look perfectly natural, we also make them look like the very best version of natural. That means that you can instantly have a beautifully white, bright smile.
As we age, our teeth, along with the skin around our lips, lose volume. This makes our mouth look more pursed and our smile look slightly sunken. Most dental veneers are very thin--significantly less than the width of a fingernail. However, if you prefer to add some volume to your smile, veneers can be custom made to restore dental support for your lips and give you a more youthful appearance.
Visit us at Ideal Dental Care for affordable & painless treatment.