Dental technology has come a long way, and there are many ways to enhance your smile. Dental veneers are an excellent option for correcting many cosmetic and functional dental complaints. In fact, many people who see us at Smiles of Mathews have never considered that veneers might be the ideal treatment for them.
We use state-of-the-art techniques at our dentist office to create beautiful smiles for the people of Mathews. The results look natural and bring out your best.
Dental Veneers are extremely thin sheets of porcelain that improve the appearance of your teeth by covering their front surface. They’re often used on the teeth toward the front of the mouth to alter their size, shape, length and finish. However, they can also be used to rebuild molars.
We take into account the natural color of your teeth and your whitening goals to apply veneers in a hue that complements your natural tooth shade. You can go a few shades brighter while coordinating the color with the rest of your mouth. Porcelain reflects light like your natural teeth.
Veneers optimize the size, shape and color of your teeth. Some of the advantages of veneers include:
• Natural-looking tooth restoration
• Minimal gum irritation
Veneers are commonly used to repair the following dental issues:
• Chips and fractures
• Some types of misalignment
• Irregularly shaped teeth
• Short or small teeth
• Gaps between the teeth
Some of these concerns are cosmetic. However, many of these complaints present a functional problem for the patient. Building up teeth that are broken or worn down can help you eat and talk normally.
Fixing gaps eliminates hiding spots where food can get stuck. Correcting misalignment can ease jaw pain. Therefore, veneers are a cosmetic and restorative procedure that we perform every day at Smiles of Mathews.
Although many dentist offices require you to return for multiple appointments, we can create dental veneers in one visit. You’ll have an initial consultation to determine whether veneers are right for you and go over the details of the procedure. Then, we use a 3-D restoration system in our office to prepare the perfect veneers for you.
The advanced digital technology allows for precision and meticulousness when it comes to customizing veneers that work well for the size, shape and color of your teeth. Because we don’t have to send scans and impressions to an external lab, we can have you smiling quickly. You won’t have to spend time wearing temporary veneers; we can apply the permanent ones right away.
Once we ensure that the dental veneers will fit you perfectly, we prepare the surface of your existing teeth. This creates a rough texture to which the veneers bond exceptionally well. Then, we use a dental cement to adhere the veneers to your teeth. Once we confirm the positioning, we use a special light to activate the hardening chemicals that create a strong bond.
You don’t have to do anything special to care for your dental veneers. Brush and floss like you normally do. You may want to avoid chewing on hard foods or objects, which can damage the dental veneers. Avoiding foods that cause stains can also make your dental veneers look great for as long as possible. However, taking these precautions will ensure the longevity of your teeth whether you have dental veneers or not.
To ask questions or schedule an appointment for dental veneers, contact Smiles of Mathews today.