During your dental check-ups, your dental professional isn’t just looking at ways to improve your oral health. Instead, your dentist is taking a more holistic approach and also looking for ways to make your smile more beautiful and natural. If veneers are recommended, you might wonder why and what the next steps could be.
Regardless of how well you take care of your teeth, the effects of life will begin to show. Discoloration due to age, medication and foods and beverages is common. Veneers are made of porcelain or a composite material. A light layer is applied to the outside of the tooth in question which can help even out the discoloration.
In other instances, you could experience a chip or other minor damage. While this type of issue often doesn’t cause lasting side effects if it is minor, the result could be a less-than-perfect smile. Many people feel that a beautiful and white smile helps them feel better about themselves. Veneers can help them obtain that gorgeous smile once again.
Because there are two types of veneers, your dentist will need to carefully examine your mouth to determine which one is best suited to you. Direct veneers refer to the process of directly applying the composite resin to the outside of your tooth using bonding material. In some cases, you might hear someone say they are having their teeth bonded which refers to the direct application of veneers.
A more recent development in the world of veneers is the indirect technique. Usually a two-visit event, indirect bonding first requires that your dentist made an impression of your teeth before sending those off to a manufacturing laboratory off-site.
About two to three weeks later, your veneers will be ready and you’ll need to return to your dentist and have them installed. This process involves having these custom-made veneers bonded to your teeth. Designed of porcelain or pressed ceramic, indirect veneers look natural and improve your smile.
At Woodlane Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re eager to help you and your entire family get the smile you’ve craved. Call us today for more information!