The desire for a beautiful and unique smile is universal. Cosmetic dentistry has made major strides within the last few decades. Many different techniques to achieve straight and white teeth are performed daily, but how do you know which one is the right option is for you? Braces and Invisalign can be costly and time consuming and bleaching doesn’t always reach deep stains. Fortunately, there is an affordable option that not only provides a bright smile but covers minor imperfections in just a few visits. This option comes in the form of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are thin but incredibly strong facings that the dentist bonds to the front of your teeth. Since they cover your teeth, they cover any flaws as well. No more will you be staring at gaps, chipped teeth, or discoloration, but rather a picture-perfect smile.
The process from start to finish involves a few pain-free steps. A cleaning is performed as well as the removal of a slight amount of enamel to make room for the veneers. Impressions are made of your teeth and then sent to a lab where the veneers are created for a custom-fit. This will ensure that your veneers don’t feel bulky, but rather fit naturally. The dentist will then bond the veneers to your teeth using a specialized dental cement. Depending on the size and shape, your dentist may have to alter the veneers marginally before permanent placement. Then a special light is used to activate the cement and harden it. A follow up visit may be scheduled so the doctor can check the fit, function, and appearance of the veneers once again.
Dr. Levenson and his staff are also trained to use DURAthin veneers, which are even thinner than porcelain and can be bonded to your teeth without altering them in the slightest. They are not as strong as porcelain, but they may be your best bet if you feel as though you may want to have them removed at some point.
If you are unsure as to which type of veneer may be right for you, call today and we’ll set up a consultation to answer all of your questions.