There are several ways that your teeth can happen to damaged over time, from chipping and wearing to staining and overall ageing. A small number of us are born with a perfect Hollywood Smile, and many people discover that their imperfect teeth can lead to a general lack of confidence in their appearance and unwillingness to smile. If you are one of these people, then it may be time to consider dental veneer treatment.
What Are Dental Veneers?
According to webmd, Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Veneers are the dental correspondent of false hair wigs, using an overlay to cover up dental damage, staining, and general signs of wear. It is a successful method of teeth whitening for severely stained teeth without resorting to harsh chemical treatments, and it can also be used for teeth straightening in cases where your teeth are not too crooked and orthodontic braces are not an option.
How Do Veneers Work?
Veneers are made out of porcelain, ceramic or a composite material shaped and colored to match your existing healthy teeth, and cut into slices as thin as an egg shell. These slices are then permanently bonded to your teeth to undetectably cover up the unsightly damage or staining. Veneers can be used on a single tooth to quickly repair any localized damage, or on your whole smile to improve overall appearance and remedy excessive discoloration. They can also be used to fill in gaps by reshaping and enlarging your existing teeth, and also to fix mild cases of crookedness where conventional orthodontic treatment could take up to a year or more.
Dental veneers are resistant to staining from tea, coffee or even cigarette smoking meaning you can have a straight, white smile for many years.
What’s Involved in Veneer Treatment?
The dental veneer treatment is a fairly complicated, generally require one and in most of the cases will require two visits to the dental office. You should be cautious of dentists who are willing to perform the treatment quickly in one appointment. In the first appointment, your teeth are given a detailed check up to look for any underlying signs of trouble that might negatively impact the success of the veneers, and then a detailed mould of your teeth is made from which the final veneers will be fashioned. While your veneers are being made, which will take approximately a fortnight, you will be fitted with a temporary set which will give a good indication of the final results. Once the finished veneers have been received back from the ceramist, they can be permanently bonded to your teeth leaving you with the attractive smile you’ve been looking for.
Cosmetic Dentistry at Bronx Dental Office (Fordham Dental Office)
Dental veneers are one of many cosmetic dentistry treatments. If you are unhappy with your smile, you should discuss with your nearby Bronx area dentist Dr. Nishita Gandhi about the various options available to find the one that is right for you. Fordham Dental Office offers their patients a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments including Six Veneers at Just $3800.