Be Friends with Your Dentist before Friendship Day by Asking for Dental Veneers

Be Friends with Your Dentist before Friendship Day by Asking for Dental Veneers

August 1, 2020

Do you have stained, chipped, or gapped teeth? Why not extend a hand of friendship to your dentist before Friendship Day arrives on July 30, 2020, asking him or her to improve your smile with dental veneers? These surfaces offer permanent and perfect solutions to repair the imperfections in your mouth and to welcome Friendship Day with a great smile.

What are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are custom-designed extremely thin replicas of teeth made from composite resin or porcelain. They function as covers for the front surface of the teeth to change their length, color, shape, and size. The American Academy of cosmetic dentistry recognizes that the materials used for making veneers are fragile to create natural-looking teeth even as they provide extra resilience and strength like natural tooth enamel.

To determine whether you are a suitable candidate for veneers treatment, your dentist must evaluate your oral health and offer all treatment options available to you. Candidates for porcelain veneers must have healthy teeth and gums and be free from the problem of bruxism, which leads to clenching and grinding of the teeth. As the process for having porcelain veneers is irreversible, your dentist may discuss surfaces versus crowns with you as alternatives.

Cosmetic Dental Problems Veneers Can Help to Overcome

Porcelain veneers help to solve like:

  • If you have chipped or broken teeth, which can happen over time, porcelain veneers help to restore the natural appearance of a youthful and healthy smile.
  • Uneven or misaligned teeth may occur because of general wear and tear as well as bruxism. If the problem is affecting you, cosmetic concerns and bite issues will bother you.
  • You could be affected by discoloration of the teeth, which cannot always be corrected by teeth whitening treatments. Porcelain veneers offer an easy solution that covers the stains from eating, drinking, smoking, and age for better appearance of whiter teeth.
  • You could be hiding your smile because of the gaps between your teeth, and this cosmetic dental procedure is perfect for preventing you from doing that.
  • Veneers are also helpful for teeth with worn enamel resulting in your teeth looking dull. The problem can be fixed with porcelain veneers.

The Process for Having Veneers on Your Teeth

The process for having the veneers on your teeth is painless to leave you with a beautiful and healthy-looking smile, but some preparation is needed before the application. The steps for the preparation include:

Your dentist will clean your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar before deciding on the right shade for the veneers. Approximately half a millimeter of enamel will be filed away safely to create space for the surfaces.

The dentist takes impressions of your teeth for having the veneers developed in the dental laboratory. Temporary veneers are placed on your teeth while waiting for the permanent placements. The temporary veneers will protect your freshly filed teeth from damages and sensitivity.

In approximately 2 to 3 weeks, you must head back to the dentist for removing the temporary veneers and placing the permanent ones. Your dentist will place the veneers carefully to fit them accurately for a natural appearance.

During your final visit, your teeth will be polished and etched to help the veneers fit snugly. Your permanent porcelain veneers will be bonded to your smile to allow your teeth the functionality it needs.

Dr. Matthew Hodgson of Dental Care of Muskogee will discuss whether dental veneers are the appropriate restorative cosmetic procedure for you. The dentist in Muskogee will recommend you care for the surfaces just as you do with your natural teeth. You must brush and floss regularly by using nonabrasive toothpaste and try to avoid staining foods or beverages as a safeguard even though porcelain veneers are stain-resistant.

If you maintain proper oral hygiene by brushing and flossing as recommended and visit your dentist for six-monthly checkups, you can rest assured the veneers will last you for over a decade and ½. Porcelain veneers will ensure you can enjoy Friendship Day with your friends without concerns about imperfections with your teeth because they leave you with a perfect smile.