When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, you may be unaware of the options available to help give you the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. Many people believe that it requires long, painful dental procedures to correct imperfections in their teeth. In fact, many people simply live with having stained or cracked teeth because they don’t realize the options.
The truth is, correcting imperfections doesn’t have to be a lengthy or painful procedure. Having veneers placed can correct many of those issues that keep people from having the smile that they’ve always wanted.
What are Veneers
You may be wondering what exactly veneers are and how they can help you correct your teeth. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a veneer is a thin piece of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth. Veneers are placed on teeth that are stained, chipped, or have gaps to provide a durable, pain-free option to correct these imperfections.
Why Veneers are a Great Investment
One thing that holds people back from considering having veneers placed is the cost. However, having veneers placed is a great investment because of the durability of the veneers. Veneers are made out of a durable material that is comparable to the tooth’s natural enamel. Once your veneers are placed, they can generally last anywhere between 12 to 25 years before imperfections need to be corrected.
The Benefits of Having Veneers Placed
The fact that veneers are durable isn’t the only benefit that makes having them worthwhile. When considering if veneers are the right option for you, it’s important to understand all the benefits of veneers over other dental options. Here are just three benefits to consider.
- Porcelain veneers are a low maintenance option that rarely requires extra upkeep outside of your regular oral hygiene routine and dental cleanings.
- Veneers can correct many issues with your teeth such as discoloration, malformation or misaligned teeth.
- Having porcelain veneers placed is an easy process that can be completed quickly, generally in just a few visits. Correcting issues such as gaps or misalignments doesn’t take months or years like braces would.
What to Expect at Your Dental Visit
If having veneers placed sounds like just the simple procedure to correct your dental imperfections, you may be right! When you go in to have your dental veneers placed you can expect a few things at your visit.
First, your dentist will clean your teeth and remove a small amount of enamel to make room for the veneers. Your dentist will then make an impression of your teeth to be sent to the lab, where your custom veneers will be made. In the meantime, your dentist will place temporary veneers on your teeth until your next visit.
When your custom veneers are complete, your dentist will remove the temporary veneers and place the custom veneers on your teeth. These veneers are held in place with adhesive cement and light cured to ensure they stay perfectly placed.
Choose Veneers Today
This simple procedure can give you the smile that you’ve always dreamed of. Correcting issues such as cracked, stained, or misaligned teeth doesn’t have to be a painful or lengthy process. Give us a call today at (586) 247-3500 and see for yourself how easy the process can be!