Dental Veneers: The Key to Improving Your Smile

dental veneersDo you feel like your misaligned, discolored teeth require a long-term fix to improve your appearance? Perhaps you feel like the normal condition of your teeth is beyond restoration despite repeated dental consultations.

If you are constantly anxious by the size, shape, alignment, or color of your teeth, Willow Creek Dental believes it may be time to consult a dentist. Your dentist will evaluate your oral cavity to determine the best cosmetic intervention to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Nowadays, use of dental veneers serves as a long-term solution to change the appearance of your tooth.

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers or porcelain veneers are artificial, tooth-colored materials placed on the superficial surface of the enamel to improve dental appearance. It may be composed of either porcelain or resin, although most dentists prefer the former due to its resemblance to natural teeth.

On your first appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth and perform radiographic tests to get an impression of your teeth. A dental technician will then create and customize the porcelain veneers based on the size and shape of your teeth.

Once veneers are prepared, your dentist will attach the materials to repair misaligned, discolored, and abnormally spaced teeth.

What Occurs During Veneer Placement?

The initial step involves temporarily cementing the customized veneer on your chipped tooth. Your dentist will then adjust the size and shade of the veneer to match the surrounding teeth. Once you reach the proper shade, you use special cement to ensure permanent adherence between the veneer and the tooth.

The technician then employs a special light beam to emit energy to activate cement bonding and ensure proper positioning of the veneer. You will then be advised to undergo regular dental consultation to provide final adjustments if deemed necessary.

Dental veneer placement is a noninvasive technique that can greatly improve your smile and boost your self-esteem. Therefore, you must seek immediate dental consultation once you notice misshapen teeth to achieve the full benefits of a beautiful smile.

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Ted Toohey is a neurosurgeon in a hospital in New Jersey. He's also a columnist in different medical journals in the state.