While many consider veneers to be “cosmetic dentistry”, the truth is that many people get them to cover up bigger issues with their teeth. They aren’t always just for show, though that’s a good enough reason to get them – there’s nothing wrong with giving yourself a big healthy dose of self-esteem via a new smile!
Veneers are a great option for anyone who doesn’t like the look of their teeth and wants to do something about it. Most people with veneers say that it was a great decision. And if you ever decide you don’t want them, veneers can be removed, or replaced. Best of all, the great team at Ralston Creek Dental in Arvada, Colorado, can help fit you for some great veneers as well as handle any other dental need that you may have!
So what are veneers? Let’s go over a little information about this increasingly popular procedure.
Veneers are thin shells, usually made of porcelain or composite resin, that fit directly over your natural teeth, minimizing the appearance of any damage or discoloration and giving you a straight, white, polished. In addition to improving the overall appearance of your smile, they also help with tooth function as well, making it easier to eat and go about your everyday life. If you’re looking to correct cracked, stained or misshapen teeth, veneers might just be right for you.
The process of getting veneers is generally pretty easy, though it will take more than one appointment to be fitted with them. First, you’ll need to have an initial appointment with a dentist, who will then examine your teeth to determine if veneers will work for you and which type. Once you’ve decided on veneers, the dentist will then take x-rays or impressions of your teeth. Next, they will shape down the existing teeth to prepare them for the veneers. They’ll generally use anesthesia for this, so it should be pain-free. Another impression of the tooth is made, then the dentist will send off for custom-made veneers. It usually takes a couple of weeks for these to arrive, and then you’ll see the dentist again to have the veneers installed. You may or may not be offered temporary veneers in the meantime. Last, the veneer will be permanently bonded to your teeth, a procedure that involves several steps, including etching the teeth, applying a mouth cement, and finally fitting the veneer on the teeth. That’s it; you’re good to go! It sounds like a lot of complicated steps, but applying veneers is actually a pretty easy and pain-free process.
Whatever type of veneers you decide to get, the team at Ralston Creek Dental can help. With over twenty years of experience helping patients just like you, their reputation for quality care, friendly staff, and excellent work precedes them. If you’re interested in veneers or another type of cosmetic dental procedure, give them a call or visit their website today to make an appointment.