Would you like to change something about your smile, but aren't sure if you want to spend hours at the dentist's office to achieve a perfect smile? Dental veneers offer a simple way to improve your smile. Dr. James F. Outlaw, your Winter Park, FL, cosmetic dentist at Outlaw Dental, is here to share some information about veneers.
Veneers conceal imperfections
Dental veneers are porcelain shells that are about as thick as a fingernail. Although they're thin, they effectively hide the cosmetic issues that can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Veneers are constructed of porcelain, a durable material that looks like your natural tooth enamel. Since they're only attached to the front surfaces of your teeth, they don't require extensive dental work.
Veneers are a good choice if you're concerned about:
- Cracks or Chips: Veneers easily conceal small chips or cracks that can mar your smile.
- Slight Gaps Between Teeth: Would you like to get rid of a small gap between your front teeth? Veneers offer the perfect way to conceal slight gaps. If you have a large gap, orthodontic treatment may be a better option.
- Discolorations: Teeth can become discolored if you've had root canal treatment or a large filling, or used tetracycline to treat an infection. Veneers are resistant to staining from coffee, tea, wine and cola, making them a good choice if you want to whiten all of your teeth but don't want to give up your favorite beverages.
- Oddly Shaped Teeth: Sometimes, one tooth is too short, crooked or just looks a little funny. A veneer offers a simple way to change the appearance of that tooth and help it blend in with surrounding teeth.
The Veneer Process
After your initial consultation, you'll only need to visit your Winter Park, FL dentist twice to receive your veneers. During the first visit, the fronts of your teeth will be filed slightly to accommodate the veneers, then an impression will be taken of your teeth. A dental laboratory will use the impression to create your new veneers. When you arrive for your second visit, your dentist will check the fit of your veneers before applying them permanently with dental cement and a special curing light.
Improve your smile with veneers. Call Dr. James Outlaw, your Winter Park, FL, cosmetic dentist at Outlaw Dental, at (407) 671-6506 to learn how you can benefit from veneers. Make over your smile with dental veneers!