If you are embarrassed about how your smile looks, or if you find yourself avoiding social situations or meeting new people because you feel that your smile won’t leave a good impression, dental veneers may be the answer. Dental veneers can be used to improve the look of your smile, even when various other dental treatments haven’t been able to give you the brilliantly white smile that you’re looking for. This is because dental veneers are naturally colored shells that are permanently placed over the visible surfaces of your teeth in order to improve your smile’s appearance. These shells are designed to look and feel just like natural teeth, allowing you to feel proud of your smile once more.
What dental issues can be addressed with veneers?
While cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening focuses solely on treating tooth discoloration, dental veneers can address a number of cosmetic dentistry issues. These include:
- Teeth that are chipped, cracked, or broken
- Teeth that are improperly spaced
- Teeth that are discolored due to tetracycline or overuse of fluoride
- Teeth that are uneven or worn down
- Poorly aligned teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
Not only can dental veneers be used to whiten your smile, they can improve the overall appearance of your teeth in general, giving you a smile that you can be proud to show the world. These thin shells can even help to strengthen your teeth, preventing them from becoming damaged in the future, and they are also stain resistant, reducing the amount you need to spend on professional whitening treatments.
How do I go about getting dental veneers?
If you are interested in getting dental veneers, your first step is to visit one of our professional cosmetic dentists. They will examine your teeth carefully to identify and treat any issues that cannot be fixed by the dental veneers first, and determine if you are a good candidate for treatment with dental veneers. If you are approved for treatment, the dentist will then prepare your teeth and then take an impression. This will be sent to a dental laboratory where your veneers will be custom made to fit your teeth. This process takes anywhere from three to four weeks. Once your veneers have arrived, you will return to our office, where your dentist will carefully check to ensure the veneers fit properly and are naturally colored. The veneers will then be adhered to your teeth permanently with dental cement.
If you would like to know even more about dental veneers, or to see if you are a good candidate for this cosmetic dentistry treatment, call our office today at 512-331-1477 or click this contact us link to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you once again feel confident in your smile.