Think of a smile that you admire. It could belong to a friend or even a celebrity. What does that smile look like? Are teeth straight, even, and aligned correctly? Maybe it's the brightness of the smile that you admire? Perhaps you're attracted by teeth that are shaped evenly with no chipping or fractures?
All of these factors combine to make a beautiful smile, and if yours has some aspects you'd like to change, dental veneers may be an excellent solution for you.
What Is a Dental Veneer?
Made of micro-thin porcelain, a veneer is like a shell that fits over the front of your tooth. Veneers are bonded directly onto your tooth, which means that they cover many imperfections like:
- Tooth size or shape discrepancies
- Spaces or gaps between teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Gummy smiles
- Small tooth misalignment issues
Because veneers are bonded to a tooth, they are considered a permanent treatment option because Dr. Fields will remove a small amount of enamel to place them. However, because of direct bonding, veneers can change the size, shape, and color of your teeth, allowing you and Dr. Fields to design a completely new smile.
What Is the Process for Getting a Veneer?
If you choose dental veneers in Cabot to create your dream smile, the process takes around two weeks to complete. After working closely with you to plan your new smile and help you meet your goals for your teeth, Dr. Fields will prepare your teeth for their veneers.
He'll take impressions to send to the dental lab that is handcrafting your veneers. He will also create temporary veneers for you to wear while you wait for your final restorations to be finished.
In approximately two weeks, your final restorations will be ready, and Dr. Fields will securely bond your new veneers to your teeth. During this time, he'll make any adjustments needed to ensure that your smile is just as you want it and that you can chew with ease.
Now you can share your brand new smile with the world!
Maintaining Your New Smile
Porcelain veneers are surprisingly simple to take care of. You can brush and floss your teeth as you usually do, and regular checkups with your Cabot dentist every six months will ensure the health of your smile.
Just like with your natural teeth, you should avoid biting directly into hard foods like apples, carrots, or crusty bread. You should also use a mild, non-abrasive toothpaste to brush your teeth to avoid scratching the surface of your veneers.
How Can I Learn More About Dental Veneers?
If you are interested in learning more about how dental veneers in Cabot can enhance your smile, we encourage you to contact Patrick Fields, DDS today at (501) 941-2482 to schedule an evaluation.