Having attractive teeth makes it easier to laugh and smile. Unfortunately, many people lack confidence because their teeth have gaps, discolorations, or chips. Thanks to veneers, you don’t have to hide your teeth anymore. Instead, you can laugh, smile, and speak without worrying that someone will judge your appearance.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shells custom-made to fit your teeth. Dental labs make veneers from a variety of materials, including porcelain, resin composites, and ceramic. At District Cosmetic Dental, Dr. Alex prefers to use zirconia-based veneers that have a natural look and resist stains.
Although veneers are thin, they’re quite strong because they bond to the surface of your natural teeth. As long as you take care of them, you can expect your veneers to last 10 to 15 years.
The benefits of veneers
Dr. Alex uses veneers to correct several tooth problems. With veneers, he can:
- Cover cracked or chipped teeth
- Fill the gaps between your teeth
- Give your teeth a more attractive, natural shape
- Enlarge the look of small teeth
- Give you a whiter smile
Once veneers correct the flaws in your teeth, you will get a boost of confidence that makes you feel happier and more ambitious. Instead of turning down a job promotion because you don’t want to speak in public, you can move your career forward. Instead of avoiding dates, you can feel confident putting yourself out there.
What to expect when you get dental veneers
Dr. Alex has used veneers to give hundreds of patients brighter smiles and more confidence, so he knows how to attach your veneers perfectly.
When you come to District Cosmetic Dental for veneers, Dr. Alex will use a tool to scrape enamel off your tooth’s surface. The veneers will fit in the area left behind by your enamel.
After scraping your teeth, Dr. Alex will make a mold and send it to a lab. In most cases, the laboratory sends us your veneers within one or two weeks. Once your veneers arrive, we’ll call to schedule another appointment with you.
During your second appointment, Dr. Alex will compare the veneers to your natural teeth so he can make any adjustments. Sometimes he needs to change the color or shape slightly.
Finally, Dr. Alex can attach the veneers to your teeth. He’ll give your teeth a thorough cleaning and use a tool to roughen the exposed surface of your tooth. The rough texture creates small scratches that improve the bond between your tooth and the veneer.
Dr. Alex will paint a dental cement onto your teeth, attach the veneer, and wait for the adhesive to dry. That’s all it takes to get a brighter smile that helps you feel more confident!
Taking care of your veneers
Follow regular oral hygiene habits to keep your veneers in great shape. You can extend their lives by:
- Brushing at least twice a day
- Flossing at least once per day
- Avoiding products that can stain your teeth and veneers
- Coming to District Cosmetic Dental twice a year for cleanings and checkups
Schedule an appointment at District Cosmetic Dental
Not everyone is a good candidate for dental veneers. Schedule a consultation so Dr. Alex can evaluate your teeth and determine whether veneers will work well for you.
You can contact District Cosmetic Dental by calling us or sending a message through our secure website.
Don’t let flawed teeth prevent you from living life to its fullest. Dr. Alex only needs a few weeks to fit you with veneers that will give you a beautiful smile.