Your teeth are not only important for chewing and digestion but also your confidence about your appearance. Your smile is one of the first things others notice about you, so making sure your pearly whites are flawless is important. If your teeth are flawed, veneers may be the right option for you.
At Lancaster Dental Care Associates, our team is here to help you achieve an amazing smile. Whether you have teeth that aren’t shaped correctly or gaps between them, veneers can perfect your smile. Our team of dentists helps you navigate our cosmetic dentistry solutions and explain veneers.
Common dental flaws
As you age, it gets harder to keep your teeth looking as pristine as they once were. Due to stains caused by food and drinks and the wear-and-tear from grinding, your teeth may not be perfect anymore.
However, staining is only one of the many issues that cause flaws. There are many other cosmetic flaws, including:
Any of these minor problems with your teeth can cause you to feel ashamed or embarrassed of your smile. Tooth stains can be fixed with whitening kits at home or in our office. However, the staining of your enamel can return if you continue to smoke or drink coffee. There is a solution with veneers.
What are veneers?
To correct minor cosmetic defects in your teeth, our team of dentists may recommend porcelain veneers.
So what are they?
Veneers are a permanent fix to your minor cosmetic dental flaws.
Veneers are thin covers that go over your teeth to correct certain cosmetic flaws. These coverings are usually made out of porcelain but can also be made of other materials. At our office, we offer porcelain veneers to give you the smile you’ve been looking for.
Veneers are a permanent fix, unlike some other cosmetic procedures. Our team uses veneers to cover the front of your teeth for a straighter, whiter, and more perfect smile. The veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth using dental cement.
Once they have adhered to your teeth, the veneers permanently change not only the shape of your teeth but the color and size as well.
The veneers process
When you chip a tooth or have teeth that are of different lengths, you want the problem fixed quickly so you can have your confidence and smile restored. Other procedures, like dental crowns, are much more invasive than dental veneers.
First, you’ll meet with one of our dentists to make a plan. Our team may take X-ray imaging as well as impressions of your teeth to create your veneers. Once the impression is made, it’s sent to a dental lab.
Once the veneers are ready, our team affixes them to your teeth with dental cement.
Finally, the veneers are set and our dentists finish the procedure by trimming excess cement and checking your bite to make sure no other adjustments need to be made. After a final inspection, you’ll go home with a perfect smile.
When you’re interested in learning more about how veneers can improve your smile, call our office to schedule a consultation at 661-282-7512, or you can book an appointment online.