What does your smile say about who you are? First impressions matter – especially in a world that judges by appearances. If you want to put your best foot forward, you might need to start with your smile. Veneers can instantly transform your look, giving you that billion-watt smile you’ve always wanted.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are very thin porcelain shells applied to the front of the teeth to create a visually attractive façade. Sometimes referred to as laminates, veneers are custom-made to fit each individual patient’s smile and bonded directly to the teeth. It is an opportunity to fill in unsightly gaps, reshape the teeth, and even brighten a smile that has not responded to other forms of cosmetic whitening.
Veneers are a popular choice here in Vacaville because they can completely transform the appearance of a smile while preserving the natural teeth. Not to mention, they offer a long-lasting solution for many years when applied by a professional cosmetic dentist and well-cared for by the patient.
What to Expect
The first step in the veneer process is the consultation and planning phase. This is the first appointment, during which your dentist will determine if you are a candidate for veneers. If so, you will work together to discuss aesthetic goals and design a beautiful smile you will be proud to wear.
The next step is the preparation phase. At this appointment, your teeth will be “prepped” to accommodate the thickness of the new veneer. In most cases, a very thin layer of the tooth is buffed away. Then, an impression of the teeth is taken and sent to a lab for fabrication of your new veneers. You may be fitted for temporary veneers before leaving this appointment.
Finally, you will return to the dentist to have your temporaries replaced with the finished veneer. At this time, you can inspect the final appearance of the veneers. Your dentist can also make slight shade adjustments at this time by using different colors of cement.
Are Veneers Right for You?
Even if you have naturally straight teeth or braces as a kid, you might still be a candidate for veneers. Perhaps you were born with very small teeth or canine teeth that are very long and sharp. Maybe your front teeth are much larger than the rest of your teeth. For some, there is embarrassment stemming from tetracycline-stained teeth. Though they are designed for cosmetic purposes only, veneers can also be a more conservative alternative to getting a crown – particularly if you have a healthy, intact tooth that may have previously been damaged by a root canal or trauma.
Whatever your individual circumstance may be, veneers can change the size, shape, and color of your teeth, essentially giving you a total smile makeover. Only a cosmetic dentist can help you determine if veneers might be right for you. Contact our team here at Bosler Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry for more information about dental veneers and to schedule your personal consultation. We look forward to serving you soon.