Did you know dental veneers can disguise your smile imperfections and enhance your appearance? Well, it’s true! So, if you are unhappy with the look of your chompers, it’s time to consider dental veneers.
Dental veneers are thin shells that are placed over the faces of your teeth. Usually, the treatment involved requires two trips to our office. To give you a little more detail, our Signature Smiles dental team is happy to tell you all about the steps involved in the process of placing dental veneers.
First, our team will create a customized treatment plan for your smile. To help us do so, tell Dr. about the goals you would like to achieve. If he knows what you’re looking for, he will be able to use the right type of veneers to give you the results you desire. Then, he will explain the treatment process and will take a few X-rays of your smile to make sure you have enough tooth enamel to secure the veneers.
Second, your dentist will prepare the teeth. This is done by trimming the enamel to make room for the veneers. Typically, only a half millimeter will need to be removed from each tooth. When your teeth are ready, he will take impressions of them and will send those impressions to a dental lab where your veneers will be custom made.
Third, your dentist will bond the veneers during your second appointment. Once your veneers are ready, he will check their size, fit, and color to make sure they are exactly what you’re looking for. Then, he will clean your teeth and will roughen their surfaces. When you and your teeth are ready, your dentist will apply dental-grade cement to the veneers and will place them over your teeth. To bond and harden the veneers, he will use a special ultraviolet light.
If you think dental veneers can give you the perfect smile you’re looking for, it’s time to call our office at 512-308-0270 and schedule an appointment. We will be happy to meet with you, examine your teeth and gums, and determine if this is the best treatment for you, your smile, and your oral health. We look forward to helping you reach the smile of your dreams!