At Floss Dental, we want every patient to have a smile they can be proud of. But unfortunately, not everyone has a celebrity-perfect smile. The good news is, we can treat just about any type of cosmetic flaw in just a couple of office visits with state-of-the-art porcelain veneers, custom made just for you. Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, not only because they help men and women look their best, but because they help them feel their best too. And because they’re made of porcelain, they can be tinted and shaped to look completely natural. Here’s how veneers can help you enjoy a gorgeous smile this year and for years to come.
“V” for versatile
OK, the “v” in veneers doesn’t really stand for “versatile,” but it might as well. Porcelain veneers are so versatile, they can be used to correct the appearance of many different cosmetic issues, like:
- crooked teeth
- teeth that are oddly angled or sideways
- gaps between teeth and other unusual spacing problems
- teeth that have deep, dark stains, including teeth that don’t respond to regular teeth whitening procedures
- cracked, broken or chipped teeth
- teeth that are too small or otherwise oddly shaped
- worn or uneven tooth edges
With veneers, your smile can look healthier, younger and more attractive, which means you’ll feel better about the way you look.
New veneers in just two visits
Before your veneers can be applied, your teeth will need to be shaped, so the veneers fit comfortably. During your first visit, a tiny amount of tooth material will be removed from the surface of your teeth, so your new veneers are level and “flush” with the teeth on either side. Then, the dentist will make an impression of your teeth, which the lab that creates your veneers will use as a model. Before you leave the office, you’ll get temporary veneers to protect your teeth while your finished veneers are being made.
At the second visit, those temporary veneers will be removed, and your teeth will be very carefully cleaned. Then the permanent veneers will be attached to the tooth surfaces using a strong dental adhesive. A final buffing and your new smile will be ready to greet the world.
Caring for your new veneers
The porcelain used in veneers is super thin, about the same thickness as a contact lens. But just because it’s really thin, that doesn’t mean it isn’t durable. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last 10, 15 or even 20 years. More good news: Proper care is easy. Just brush and floss regularly and visit our office for routine checkups to keep the veneers in good shape and to make sure your teeth are healthy too.
One of the benefits of porcelain is that it’s resistant to stains. That’s good, because it means your veneers will keep looking great for years to come. But it also means your veneers can’t be whitened. So before you get your new veneers, it’s a good idea to have your teeth whitened professionally to make sure they look their best. After all, your veneers will be tinted to match your other teeth, so by whitening your teeth first, you ensure your veneers will always match your teeth when they’re bright and white.
New year, new smile
Improving your smile is one of the easiest steps you can take to transform your appearance and to feel more confident about yourself too. With veneers from Floss Dental, you can complete the entire process in just two office visits, and the results can be dramatic. In fact, once they’re in place, you’ll probably wonder why it ever took you so long to get them. If you’d like to start the new year with a beautiful new smile, veneers could be just what you’re looking for. To find out more about veneers and how they can transform your smile, book an appointment online today.