- June 30, 2016
Your smile isn’t what it could be.
You know it because you have seen in every morning in the mirror. You have seen how some (not all) people react when they see your teeth.
With summer here, you may be preparing for weddings, family reunions, or a vacation with your family or friends. You will have plenty of reasons to see people … and have your picture taken.
Knowing this, you may have started to research cosmetic dentistry. You may have been trying to find a simple solution that could solve multiple issues at the same time.
If you live in or near Birmingham, MI, make plans to visit Newingham Dental Center for a consultation. We can talk to you about our many cosmetic services.
And dental veneers just may be the service you have been seeking.
What Are Dental Veneers?
We look at veneers as a long-term cosmetic solution for our patients. With proper care and maintenance, veneers can last for decades.
Once you decide to move forward with the process of getting veneers, you could have a new smile in a matter of weeks.
The first step is making sure your teeth are healthy enough to support veneers. Assuming everything is in order, we proceed. The truth is that you could have a completely different smile in a matter of weeks.
Veneers are similar to false fingernails. They hide the things that you don’t want other people to see. The difference is veneers can last much, much longer than even the best fake fingernails can.
If you get porcelain veneers, we usually need to remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. This is done to create space for your veneers to fit without changing the overall appearance of your face.
At this point, we are able to make an impression of your teeth to send to the laboratory. They will use this to craft a set of veneers that are custom-made for your smile.
A few weeks later, you will return to our dentist office in Birmingham, MI, so we can bond the veneers in place. You may be surprised how dramatically different your teeth can look, and you might be able to do in time for your next big event.
What Are Lumineers?
Lumineers are a special kind of veneers made of a composite material. Lumineers are the thinnest veneers on the market.
They are so thin that, most of the time, we don’t have to remove any enamel from your teeth. This is why Lumineers are sometimes referred to as “no prep” veneers.
We can just make an impression and place the order for your Lumineers.
In many ways, this is one of the most conservative cosmetic treatments that we offer for our patients.
No matter which kind of veneers you receive, you can use them to transform your smile into the smile of your dreams.
What Veneers Can Fix
Earlier, we said that veneers can be used to fix a lot of issues. We may not be able to mention everything in today’s post, but here are some common reasons that people get veneers:
» Teeth That Are Crooked
Keep in mind that veneers are not doing to move your teeth. Instead, it will be like you put a tiny wall in front of your teeth so it looks like your teeth are perfectly straight.
» Teeth That Have Spacing Problems
You could have teeth that are so crowded that some of them are turned sideways. You could have gaps between two or more of your teeth.
Veneers can give you the appearance of teeth that are uniformly spaced.
» Teeth That Are Discolored
It doesn’t matter why your teeth are no longer white. Veneers can give you back your “pearly whites” if your teeth are stains, if they were injured, or if you had a side effect from an illness or some kind of medication.
» Teeth That Are Chipped
An unfortunate accident may have left you with a smile that isn’t as complete as you would like it to be. Whether from a ball or a fall, veneers can restore the shape and size of your teeth.
When someone asks for your picture at your next big shindig, be ready whenever someone wants to post a photo of you on social media.
With veneers, you can do all the same things that teeth whitening, orthodontics, and dental bonding could do, and you can fix them at the same time.