By One Dental Care
January 04, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Dental veneers are an extremely versatile cosmetic dentistry option that are used to hide a variety of imperfections. Kunio Chan, DMD, offers veneers in Billerica at One Dental Care and explains how veneers can help you redesign your smile.Veneers

Veneer basics

Veneers offer a simple way to transform your teeth. The thin porcelain shells are permanently attached to your teeth and are used to address the following issues:

  • Gaps: Veneers hide small gaps that can make you self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth.
  • Yellow teeth: Tooth whitening treatments lighten teeth several shades, but sometimes these treatments can't produce the results you want. When you choose veneers, your teeth will be noticeably whiter and resistant to staining.
  • Imperfections: Veneers conceal teeth that are too short, too small or oddly shaped.
  • Discolorations: Root canal treatment, large fillings and tetracycline side effects can permanently discolor teeth. Veneers conceal the discoloration and help your teeth look more uniform.

Starting the process

Before you can be fitted with veneers, your dentist must file a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth. This step helps ensure that your veneers will fit well and feel perfectly natural. After your teeth are filed, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth. The impression will be used to create custom-made veneers at a dental laboratory.

The final step

You'll return to your dentist's office when your new veneers are ready. He will verify that the color and fit are perfect before he permanently attaches the veneers to the fronts of your teeth. He'll use a special light that will help bond the cement to the veneers.

Caring for your veneers

You'll continue to floss and brush as usual after you receive your veneers. Abrasive toothpastes should be avoided because they can scratch the surface of the veneers. If you grind your teeth, your dentist may recommend that you wear night guards to avoid damaging your veneers.

Interested in learning more about veneers? Call Billerica dentist Dr. Chan of One Dental Care at (978) 667-0691 and schedule an appointment. Enjoy a dazzling smile with veneers!