In an ideal world, we’d all be born with bright white, perfectly aligned teeth. Yet, in real life, teeth are often stained, gapped, or misshapen. The good news is many restorative dental procedures can quickly transform your smile flaws, delivering you a beautiful and natural-looking smile. Among the most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic dental procedures are dental veneers.
Dental veneers are shells made of wafer-thin porcelain that mimic natural teeth' appearance. These shells are individually designed to match your natural teeth' shape and natural color.
Valay Desai, DDS of Amin and Desai Dental in Upland, California, has restored countless smiles with the magic of veneers. Here he breaks down the benefits.
Veneers are designed to cover imperfections like stained and misshapen teeth and chipped, broken, or gapped teeth. A veneer can be used on an individual tooth or multiple teeth. Bonus: Veneers are stain-resistant. Think perfect, natural teeth, but better.
Veneers can transform your smile in two appointments much quicker than most other procedures, such as braces.
During the first appointment, Dr. Desai prepares each tooth’s surface by cleaning and removing a thin layer of enamel to allow the veneer to fit correctly. The dental team also makes an impression of the tooth (or teeth) so that your veneers can be created.
At your second appointment, Dr. Desai affixes the veneers to the front of your teeth. Once bonded, he checks your bite and makes necessary adjustments. You leave with the smile you always wanted. With proper dental hygiene, at-home care, and bi-annual professional cleanings, dental veneers can last seven to 10 years.
Not only do dental veneers look fabulous, but they serve as a shield against bacteria and germs. Gapped, broken, cracked, and chipped teeth can expose dentin and pulp, the inner layers of teeth, to bacteria. Untreated, this exposure can cause gum disease and even tooth loss. Veneers provide a protective shield to block out bacteria.
Similarly, dental veneers safeguard your teeth’s hard enamel coating, which, once damaged, cannot be restored. Veneers protect the tooth surface from further damage like tooth decay by merely covering worn-down or naturally occurring weak enamel.
If smile flaws have you grinning with your mouth closed, then you can, no doubt, imagine how freeing, and confidence-boosting veneers can be. Don’t live with broken, gapped, misshapen, or stained teeth. Find out if veneers are right for you. Call Amin and Desai Dental to book a consultation, or request an appointment online.