Does the reflection smiling back at you from the mirror inspire confidence and happiness, or does it instead make you feel like you should be smiling with your lips closed instead? Many people struggle with poor self-esteem due to cosmetic flaws with their teeth, yet it seems very few of them are aware of the many advantages of dental veneers. Comprised of a thin sheet of porcelain, dental veneers are an attractive dental restoration that can help address a myriad of cosmetic dental concerns.
If you struggle with the appearance of your teeth and are looking for a safe, easy, and non-invasive treatment option to help improve them, you may be a good candidate to get dental veneers with us here at Cane Bay Family Dentistry.
A dental veneer is a very thin sheet of porcelain that is placed over your existing teeth. They are a fantastic treatment option for patients who have a variety of cosmetic dental concerns, allowing you to have an attractive and bright smile without intensive orthodontic treatment.
A dental veneer can help address many different types of dental concerns. For instance, patients who have unattractive gaps or spaces between their teeth, but do not want to get traditional braces may find that dental veneers can improve the appearance of their smile. They can also cover teeth that have been chipped or cracked. Veneers can also hide teeth that have severe staining that is resistant to dental whitening.
Dental veneers are a permanent replacement option and can last you many years if you take good care of them. They typically take two appointments to finalize, as we will need to send an impression of your teeth to our lab so they can create your customized veneers.
For many patients, the procedure for placing a dental veneer is easy and does not even require local anesthesia. However, if you are worried about experiencing discomfort, we can certainly provide you with some to ensure your comfort. Before we begin, we will clean your teeth and check the color so you can determine what you would like the color of your veneer to be.
Next, we will carefully remove a small amount of your enamel. This will allow us to ensure a secure fit over your teeth. We will then take an impression of your teeth, which we will then send to our lab. It normally takes up to two weeks for your veneer to return to us so that we will fit you with a temporary veneer in the meanwhile.
Once we have your final, permanent veneer, we will have you return for a final fitting. If we like the appearance and the fit of your veneer, we will carefully etch the surface of your teeth and the veneer to help ensure a good fit. Then we will affix it with dental cement, then cure it with a special ultraviolet light to make sure it is secure.
Dental veneers can give you a brand-new smile in as little as two appointments. To learn more about dental veneers and their many benefits, or to set up an appointment with us here at Cane Bay Family Dentistry, please give us a call at (843) 352-4454 today!