Everyone wants to have a smile that they’re proud to show off to the world. Unfortunately, not everyone has teeth that are even, straight, and perfectly white. If you have a damaged, misshapen, or discolored tooth, a porcelain veneer could help you enhance the appearance of your smile. Here’s what you should know about restoring the size, shape, and color of your teeth with dental veneers before scheduling your free consultation with the trusted team at Washington Court House Dental.
An Overview of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are thin shells that are placed on the surface of damaged teeth to resolve a number of aesthetic dental concerns, such as improving a tooth’s size, shape, and/or color. At Washington Court House Dental, we use cosmetic dental veneers made out of porcelain, which offers a naturally beautiful appearance, durability, and strength. The best candidate for porcelain veneers is someone with a minor cosmetic dental concern who has otherwise healthy teeth and gums. It’s also important for people who are interested in dental veneers to have good oral hygiene habits. Porcelain veneers aren’t a good dental treatment for people who are prone to teeth clenching or grinding.
Dental Veneer Procedure
Having a dental veneer placed in your mouth will take place over the course of two visits to the dentist. At your first appointment:
- Your dentist will prepare your damaged tooth for the veneer by removing a small amount of enamel from its surface.
- Next, they’ll take impressions of your tooth before sending them off to a dental lab where your veneer will be created.
- Lastly, he’ll place a temporary veneer in your mouth to be worn until your permanent one is finished.
Once your porcelain veneer is complete, the dentist will remove your temporary veneer and replace it with your permanent veneer. Then, the dentist will make any necessary adjustments, such as trimming the veneer, until it looks perfect. You may need a follow-up appointment to make other adjustments if needed.
How to Care for Permanent Veneers
Caring for your permanent veneers is important to keep them in tip-top shape for years to come. Luckily, doing so is as simple as caring for your natural teeth. Keep these tips in mind to ensure your veneers stay strong and beautiful:
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Floss and use mouth wash every day
- Visit the dentist for routine dental exams and professional cleanings twice a year
Porcelain Veneers Benefits
You don’t have to live with uneven, discolored, or damaged teeth forever. Porcelain veneers can offer many benefits to those struggling with minor cosmetic dental concerns, including:
- Enhancing the appearance of your smile
- Boosting your self-esteem
- Being less invasive than other treatments, such as dental crowns and implants
Cosmetic Veneers Cost
The cost of your dental veneers will depend on your dental insurance plan. For more information on what your dental insurance policy covers, please contact our office.
Washington Courthouse Dental: The Best Choice for Porcelain Veneers
Gaining the smile of your dreams is easier than you may think. With porcelain veneers, you can restore the beauty of misshapen, discolored, or uneven teeth in as little as two convenient dental appointments. At Washington Court House Dental in Washington Court House OH, our experienced dental team is eager to offer outstanding service and state-of-the-art materials in a relaxing setting to every patient we have the pleasure of assisting. If you’ve been postponing achieving the smile you’ve always wanted, there’s no better time than now to schedule your free consultation. Contact us today!