Our teeth do a lot of hard work and we often abuse them.  Poor oral hygiene, dangerous physical activities, and even the foods and beverages we consume can leave our teeth stained, chipped, cracked, and otherwise damaged.  In addition, many patients face oral health issues beyond their control, including misalignment, illness, and other conditions that compromise the health of the mouth and the beauty of the smile.

At Today’s Dentistry, our qualified and experienced professionals proudly offer a wide range of technologies and techniques designed to improve oral health and aesthetic appeal.  If you’re looking for a swift and permanent solution to damage, staining, and even minor misalignment issues, you should definitely consider veneers.  When you’re ready to restore your smile and boost your confidence, the dental professionals at Today’s Dentistry are ready to help.

What are Veneers?

Much like the wooden veneers applied to cabinet doors, dental veneers are a thin layer applied over an existing structure to improve appearance.  Dental veneers, however, consist of a thin strip of strong and resilient porcelain that is affixed to the front of teeth to create the appearance of a perfectly straight and gleaming white smile.

It’s important to understand that the process of adding veneers is not reversible.  Once you have them, you cannot remove them and return to your natural teeth.  For this reason, it’s important to carefully weigh the pros and cons of veneers.  Discuss the procedure with the dental professionals at Today’s Dentistry to ensure an informed decision that you’re comfortable with.

How are Veneers applied?

Before veneers can be applied, the teeth receiving them must be prepared. This may include removing some of the tooth mass to create a relatively even surface, especially across several teeth.  Otherwise, the teeth being covered will merely require some etching on the tooth enamel to create a surface the veneers can more easily adhere to.
The dental professionals at Today’s Dentistry will help you to choose the right color of veneers to match any teeth that won’t be covered.  We also offer the opportunity to whiten natural teeth before applying veneers for a whiter smile overall.
When teeth are ready, impressions will be taken so custom veneers can be created and a temporary veneer will be applied to the teeth in the interim.  During a second visit, the temporary veneers will be removed, the surface of teeth will be cleaned, and the permanent, custom veneers will be applied with cement, cured, and then polished to perfection.

What are the Advantages of Using Veneers?

Durable veneers will last for years, providing you with the perfect smile you crave.  Perhaps most appealing about veneers, however, is the fact that they provide instant and comprehensive results.  You can straighten teeth with orthodontic braces or invisible aligners, treat cracks and chips with fillings or crowns, and address certain types of discoloration with whitening agents or procedures, but these options take time and results may not last as long as veneers.

Veneers address all of these minor cosmetic issues in one fell swoop and deliver lasting results.  They effectively eliminate the dental flaws that are holding you back from displaying a confident and attractive smile.  If you’re ready to correct minor cosmetic
problems and achieve the beautiful, perfect smile you crave, contact the qualified and experienced dental professionals at Today’s Dentistry at 415-585-5773 now.