If you have always admired the smiles of some of your favorite celebrities, it might surprise you to know that many of those smiles are the result of cosmetic dentistry.
Veneers are a popular way for Hollywood stars to get the perfect smile, but you don’t have to have a star on the Walk of Fame to take advantage of this procedure. This popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is easy, quick, and affordable — so it’s available to almost everyone. If you want to learn more about veneers, your Lake Elmo, MN dentist Dr. Katie Daniels can tell you more.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin, fingernail-like pieces of highly esthetic porcelain that are permanently bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Because they reflect the light the same way your natural teeth do, they look very natural.
How Do Veneers Work?
The entire veneers process takes place over just a few visits to the dentist. After you and Dr. Daniels work together to decide how your ideal smile will look, she will prepare your teeth to make room for the veneers. This ensures your teeth don’t have an unnaturally “thick” look to them once the veneers are in place. You’ll get a set of temporary veneers until your custom-made veneers are back from a dental lab.
When your veneers are ready, they will be attached to your teeth. Dr. Daniels will make any adjustments needed — including a check of your bite to make sure it is comfortable — to ensure they look great and function well. Once you are both satisfied, the veneers will be cemented into place.
Because of the tooth preparation needed before the procedure, it should be noted that veneers are a permanent restoration.
What Can Veneers Do for Your Smile?
Veneers are ideal at camouflaging what you don’t like about your smile, including:
- Teeth that are crooked or misaligned
- Teeth that have gaps or spaces between them
- Teeth that are too short
- Teeth that are chipped or otherwise damaged
How Should I Take Care of My Veneers?
These durable tooth covers are strong — but they are not indestructible. Use common sense by not biting down on nonfood items such as ice and by not using your teeth as tools. You still need to protect the health of your gums by brushing and flossing as you normally would. Regular trips to the dentist for routine exams and cleanings are also essential.
With proper care, your veneers can last for many years.
Are You Ready for a New Smile?
Call Dr. Katie Daniels today to schedule your consultation about veneers and to find out if they are right for you. We can’t wait to talk to you about giving you a great smile you can feel good about!