Quickly Turn An Ugly Smile Beautiful With Dental Veneers
A long time ago, the only people who worried about how their smiles looked were actors, celebrities, and politicians. That was partially because cosmetic dentistry was more expensive and harder to find back then. Times have changed, and now our Boone, NC dental office can offer several cosmetic dentistry treatments. More and more, the average person is getting work done so they’re not embarrassed about that ugly smile anymore, and a popular choice is dental veneers.
What Are Dental Veneers Used For?
The enamel on your teeth is very tough, but it’s not magic. As you get older, you can collect all kinds of stains, chips, and marks on your teeth. If these problems are really damaging, like cavities or fractures, we can use tooth-colored fillings, inlays, onlays, or dental crowns. But what if the damage is more about being ugly than anything else?
There’s a number of type of veneers. The American public really does not realize that. There’s what we call a no prep veneers for people, teeth are just a little shorter or a little angulated, that have had orthodontics, and they’ve had some relapse or they don’t like the color of their teeth. You can change the color from a dingy gray to a beautiful white smile with a no prep veneer, if you’re a candidate for that. Then we have a couple other types where it wraps around the tooth and over the end if we have more extensive.
Dentistry needs to be done to make that smile pleasing and also there’s a symmetry that we’re looking for, whether it’s looking at your gums when you smile or the ends of your teeth. You have to get them a certain length and be able to speak at the same time. You can’t just break some laws of physics when you’re doing that. When the patient comes, we can actually mock it up and then tell you what type of veneer, whether it’s a no prep one where you don’t hardly touch the teeth, or you can do it all the way where it all becomes a 3/4 crown to make it look and function like what your expectation really is.
Dental veneers are extremely thin shells made to look like the front of your teeth if they were perfectly healthy and clean. They are resistant to stains, long-lasting, and very durable. By getting dental veneers, you are giving your smile a beautiful but natural appearance that increases your confidence and gives you a new reason to smile.
How Are Veneers Made?
Dr. Airey will first speak with you about what you want veneers to do. For example, they can be made just a little bit larger than your teeth to cover any small gaps between your teeth or make the edges look straight and even. Our CEREC system will use three-dimensional images of your teeth to make the veneers. At Appalachian Dental Care, we use two materials for this: porcelain and zirconia. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, which Dr. Airey will go over completely before anything is done.
How Are Veneers Put On My Teeth?
First, the teeth that will get the veneers are prepared by being cleaned. In order to place veneers on your teeth and make them look normal, Dr. Airey will then need to prepare the teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. This allows the veneers to sit flush with your teeth and look natural. Otherwise, they’d stick out just enough to look strange. Then Dr. Airey will carefully bond each veneer to those teeth to give your smile a brand-new look. And because enamel has no nerve endings, the whole process is painless.
What Are Prepless Veneers?
Normally, the teeth receiving veneers are prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel. However, our Boone, NC dental office has special veneers that are so thin, no preparation is necessary.
If your teeth are stained, chipped, or just not good-looking anymore, stop being embarrassed to smile and get dental veneers. To learn more about our dental veneers or to schedule your next appointment, give us a call today at 828-355-5673 or use our online form.
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