Living with stained or damaged teeth does not have to be your reality. With dental veneers, you can rebuild confidence in your smile. Though this is usually a cosmetic treatment, the results can positively impact multiple areas of your life.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells that usually are made out of porcelain or ceramic and placed over your teeth. They can be easily matched to the rest of your teeth to look natural. They are a great way to make you achieve your ideal smile.
After all, your smile should be something you want to share with the world. Veneers can give you the boost you need to feel proud of your smile and ready to share it.
Am I a Candidate for Veneers?
Veneers accomplish a variety of things. But the goal is almost always the same: to enhance your smile. They can:
- Close gaps between teeth
- Cover dark stains caused by damage or lifestyle habits
- Make your teeth all the same length
- Or simply give you a fuller and brighter smile
If any of these benefits sound appealing, then veneers could be right for you. All of these reasons will help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Powerful Cosmetic Upgrade
Veneers are best for patients who are looking for a cosmetic upgrade to their current teeth. If you have severely stained teeth or minor wear, then this could be for you. Stains can build up from habits like smoking or drinking coffee. Often, teeth whitening can help. But dental veneers provide a much more powerful restorative appearance. Slightly crooked teeth also can be treated with veneers.
If you have sustained more significant wear, injury, or decay of your teeth, other procedures might be more suitable. At Coastland Dental, we provide a range of cosmetic treatment options.
Dr. Arkelakyan will be able to work with you to determine if your teeth can be improved with veneers or another treatment. During your consultation, he will examine your teeth and let you know what treatment plan will best help you reach your goals.
What is the process?
The first step is setting up a consultation to see if you’ll be a candidate to receive veneers. Usually, patients who struggle with jaw clenching or grinding their teeth should avoid receiving veneers. The reason is that porcelain veneers might crack or chip when put under a lot of pressure. This wouldn’t be ideal since veneers are permanent and are usually not repairable. If you don’t grind your teeth, veneers can last you for years.
The next step is a follow-up appointment to start the process of selecting the right veneers. During this step we will go over the look and feel of the veneers you want. The goal is to make them look like they were always a natural part of your smile.
The final step is starting the procedure of adding your new veneers. We will begin trimming the tooth enamel to give us space to apply the veneers. After they are cemented to your teeth, you can go about your life with a rejuvenated smile!
Type of Veneers
There are two main kinds of veneers. Both have their own advantages. When consulting with our team, you will be informed throughout the process of choosing which is right for you. Below is a quick rundown of the two most common options.
- Composite Veneers: Easier to repair, more affordable, faster.
- Porcelain Veneers: More natural-looking, exceptional durability, maintain color.
Are there alternatives to Veneers?
If you are not an ideal candidate for veneers, there are some other options to help improve your smile. One of the options is using custom porcelain dental crowns to improve the stength and appearance of the affected teeth. Unlike adding a thin veneer over the front of the tooth, a dental crown will fit over the entire tooth like a cap.
The other option is using cosmetic bonding for minor, purely cosmetic improvements. However, while this has the potential to provide great results, the results provided are not as long lasting or stain free as veneers would be.
There are many factors to consider and during your initial consultation with Dr. Artur Arkelakyan, you will discuss what the best possible solution is for your needs.
Schedule A Consultation!
When it comes to taking care of your smile, Coastland Dental is here for you. If the state or color of your teeth has been preventing you from being confident in your smile, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation today.