If your teeth are crooked, chipped, and discolored, it can cause a blow to your self-confidence. Fortunately, though, at Serenity Dental, we can help cover up and repair the defects on your teeth. One of the ways we do this is by using dental veneers.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are very thin wafer-like shells of porcelain that are custom-made to fit your teeth. Dental veneers are designed to cover mild defects on your teeth to improve the aesthetics of your smile.
The most durable and realistic-looking veneers are made from porcelain.
Veneers can be placed on a single tooth or on multiple teeth. It usually takes two sessions to complete a dental veneers placement procedure at Serenity Dental. Once in place, a dental veneer can last from 7 to 20 years, depending on the type of veneer and your level of care.
When Are Dental Veneers Used for?
Dental veneers are used to repair or hide mild, often superficial, defects and damage to the teeth. People who are good candidates include those with:
How Do Dental Veneers Work?
Depending on what type of problem you want to fix, Dr. Welton will take different approaches to your treatment. If you require only cosmetic changes like covering up a discolored tooth, the process is very simple and can be completed in two sessions.
However, if you require covering a chipped tooth or straightening the alignment of your teeth, it will require more testing and planning to ensure you get the treatment that gives you the best oral health. In many cases, we will create a dental mask to experiment with different shapes and find the one that best suits your teeth.
High-grade porcelain veneers can protect your teeth for a long time. To prepare for the procedure, we will remove some enamel from your teeth so that they can accommodate the veneers. Hence, this process is irreversible since your teeth will become vulnerable and will always need to be protected.
You should also know that once the veneer is placed on your teeth, you cannot change its color. That is why we recommend you do any whitening procedures you require before you start your veneer placement treatment so that your veneer matches your teeth.
At Serenity Dental, we will ensure you have all the information about the pros and cons of veneer placement so that you can make an informed decision that is in your best interest.
If you want a smile worthy of a Hollywood star, dental veneers is one of the most viable options for you. Call us today at Serenity Dental to schedule an appointment with us.