June 7, 2017

Dental veneers are one of the most prevalent cosmetic dentistry procedures in the US. Using this treatment, just a little time and the hand of a skilled practitioner, you can achieve a new, beautiful smile unlike any you thought possible. Although you have probably heard of them before, do you really know how they work? Consider these four interesting facts about dental veneers, and consider for yourself if they may be right for you.

  1. Most Veneers Are Porcelain

The veneers that doctors use today are actually incredibly thin pieces of porcelain that are custom made to match the contour of your teeth. Although they are porcelain, the material is incredibly strong, and is comparable to the resilience and strength of natural tooth enamel.

  1. A Non-Invasive Option

Because of the very nature of veneers, they are one of the least invasive options available in cosmetic dentistry. They are placed using a procedure so gentle that it may not even require any local anesthetic. The procedure includes:

  • Cleaning the teeth and determining the correct shade of the veneer
  • Removal of a thin layer of enamel
  • Tooth impression and placement of temporary veneer
  • Cleaning the tooth, and etching and cleaning the veneer
  • Air drying both components
  • Placing the veneer on the tooth using adhesive, and light curing for 60 seconds
  • Polishing
  1. A Cure for Many Cases

Veneers can be used to help people achieve a great smile, even though they may be worried about a variety of different things. Whether it is cracks and chips or gaps between your teeth, veneers can help address the problem and create a more even, white, complete smile. They can also be used to correct minor misalignment and discoloration.

  1. Not for Everyone

Like most medical and dental procedures, not all patients are excellent candidates. You must have good periodontal health with a strong commitment to maintaining proper oral health habits. A healthy amount of enamel is also required.

Veneers are a great way for many patients to quickly get the smiles they have always wanted. If you want to learn more about veneers in Waco, TX, contact Creekwood Dental Arts where cosmetic dentists, Dr. Miller or Dr. Hinds will be glad to consult with you to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.



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