One of the best ways to experience a dramatic smile makeover is to cover imperfections with veneers. Dental veneers can fix a single tooth, or recreate the entire smile to your specifications. Our dentists have the tools and techniques to help you discover your best smile with the type of veneer that best suits your needs.
Veneers are used to enhance your smile:
- When a tooth or teeth have been cracked or chipped
- When teeth have stains that resist conventional teeth whitening treatment
- When too much space is present between teeth
- When teeth are not unified in length, shape, or size
There are a few ways in which veneers may be made. Direct veneers are those that are crafted directly on a tooth. Direct veneers are also known as composite bonding. This type of treatment may be suitable for the minor repair of a chip or crack, and some see it as an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. Direct veneers, though quick and attractive, do not last as long as indirect veneers, requiring replacement approximately two years after initial placement.
Most often, smiles are transformed using indirect porcelain veneers. This type of veneer is called indirect because thin sheets of porcelain are crafted to the ideal shape, size, and color in a dental lab, not directly on the tooth. Porcelain veneers are popular due to their durability as well as their ability to produce a very natural result. Like enamel, porcelain is reflective, as well as translucent. Using this material, your dentist can ensure that your smile remains natural.
Indirect veneers are normally completed in two office visits, about ten days apart. Patients of Dr. Robertson, Dr. DeSanti, and Dr. Redd can discuss your concerns and goals during their consultation visit, and learn details of treatment. To prepare for veneers, a small amount of enamel is removed from the surface of teeth to be treated before impressions are taken. Molds are then sent to a dental lab where customized veneers are created from beautiful porcelain. When the patient returns to our office, veneers will be evaluated and edited if needed. Then the veneers are bonded onto teeth for a strong fit. Our dentists are particular. Your veneers need to blend in like they were always there so only you and the dentist will know the secret behind your attractive smile.
Our goal in providing excellent dental care is to empower our patients to live well through taking control of their own health. Our cosmetic services are tailored to meet your unique needs. Contact Living Wellness Dental to learn more about dental veneers and embark on the road to that attractive smile you deserve!