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EXPECT MORE FROM YOUR SMILE IN ALBUQUERQUE NM
You can upgrade your smile’s aesthetic in just moments with porcelain veneers. Dental veneers can improve the appearance of teeth that are stained, crooked or chipped. In addition, teeth veneers increase the strength and durability of the tooth.
Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite that are bonded to the surface of a tooth or teeth. Porcelain veneers can make all types of changes to your smile, including but not limited to:
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth that are too short or small
- Minor crookedness
- Gaps between teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Discoloration, staining, or dullness
Creating a New Smile with Porcelain Veneers
The first step in creating a new smile with porcelain veneers is to communicate exactly what you don’t like about your smile as it is now. It’s a great idea to bring in pictures of smiles you do like, as a starting point for discussion. It’s possible to see how veneers would look on your teeth in one of several ways. A model of your teeth can be created over which wax “veneers” can be placed; sometimes acrylic (plastic) or tooth-colored filling material can be placed directly onto your teeth to demonstrate the effect veneers would have on them.
Once the plan has been agreed upon, your teeth will be prepared by removing a small amount of enamel, if this step is necessary. Molds of your teeth will be taken and used by a skilled dental laboratory to create your veneers, and you will receive a temporary set of veneers to wear during the few weeks it will take to create your permanent veneers. When the veneers come back from the lab, they will be cemented onto your teeth. The teeth veneers process is a comfortable one. You will need little to no anesthetic to remain pain-free throughout the process, though you always have options at New Age Dentistry. If you feel more confident with local anesthetic and dental sedation, we can arrange that for you.
Caring for Your Veneers
Just like the teeth nature gave you, teeth restored with veneers need gentle brushing and flossing every day. This will remove dental plaque and ensure good gum tissue health around the veneers. Regular checkups at the dental office will remain as important as always to your oral and general health. And keep in mind that as tough as veneers are, they may not be able to withstand forces that come from using your teeth as tools (to open packages, for example) or biting into very hard foods like candy apples — which isn’t good for your natural teeth, either! And if you grind or clench your teeth at night, you might be advised to get a custom-made nightguard to protect your veneers — and your investment.
Dental veneers are a revolutionary advancement in the world of cosmetic dentistry. They have a longer life expectancy than dental bonding, and they are extremely stain-resistant. Porcelain veneers can do more than give you a superstar smile — they will protect your tooth surfaces from chipping and decay.
It takes an artist to create a truly flawless smile with porcelain veneers. Come to see the experts at New Age Dentistry to discover the best cosmetic treatment for you. Call today to schedule your appointment if you are in the Albuquerque NM area!