With the ever-increasing goal of countless people to have a happy and healthy white smile, there have been major advancements made in the category of cosmetic dentistry.
Gone are the days of metal braces or invisible aligners to correct misshapen teeth.
Gone are the days of worrying about having to live with permanently stained teeth.
Now, when minor corrections are needed, your dentist can use porcelain veneers to give you the appearance of perfectly straight teeth that match the color of the rest of your front teeth.
So, what’s the back-story to how dental veneers work? It’s a simple process of taking an impression of your teeth and then removing a small amount of the tooth’s enamel to accommodate the placement of the veneer which has been color-matched to your surrounding teeth. One of the main advantages of dental veneers over a crown or other option is that they only require a minimal amount of alteration to your original tooth structure.
And even better news is that dental veneers can last anywhere between 10 to 30 years which means once you’ve received treatment, your smile can stay worry-free for many long years ahead!
If you’re looking for a minimally invasive procedure that can provide immediate results, you should consult with your dental provider to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental veneers. There are two things that you’ll want to be aware of going into your consultation.
First, your general oral health must be in good standing. A dental veneer cannot be placed over a decayed tooth.
And second, it’s important to manage your expectations. If you want to place a veneer over one or two teeth, the color will need to match your surrounding teeth; and if they’re not at the level of whiteness that you envision, you may want to obtain a professional tooth whitening treatment first.
Brooklin Village Dental Care can answer all of your questions about the best treatment options for an award-winning smile. Why not make an appointment now?