Are gaps, discoloration, misaligned, chipped, or misshaped teeth keeping you from smiling as brightly as you might like? There’s no reason to hide your smile any longer. Dr. Terry Vines of Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry says that veneers are the right option for many patients in Colton, CA, who want to improve the appearance of their smile.
Veneers are very thin, custom-made pieces of porcelain that are sculpted to adhere to the front of the natural teeth. During the development process, you will be able to provide input to the shape and color of the veneers. Because the shells are created for each individual person, the results are customized and your smile will be as unique as you are.
Other advantages of porcelain veneers include:
Less impact on the natural teeth – Unlike some other treatment options, such as crowns, veneers do not require extensive shaping of the treated teeth or the surrounding teeth. Therefore, your teeth remain intact.
Strength – Although the veneers are quite thin, once they are bonded to your teeth, they are very strong. You will be able to eat, drink, and speak just as you did prior to having the veneers placed.
Fast and comfortable procedure – Creating veneers usually takes two visits to Dr. Vines’ office over the course of two weeks. The procedure does require removing a very small amount of tooth enamel, but Dr. Vines will ensure that the patient doesn’t feel a thing. Patients may notice some sensitivity during the process, but that sensation is temporary and can be relieved by using over-the-counter medications.
Simple after care – Caring for your veneers is just like caring for your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing will keep them looking good and functioning effectively. However, like natural teeth, they can break, so habits such as chewing on hard items such as ice and pencils should be avoided. By avoiding damaging habits and taking care of the veneers with proper oral hygiene, patients can expect veneers to last for many, many years.
Are you concerned about the appearance of your smile? Call Dr. Vines to schedule a consultation. Dr. Vines and his professional staff will listen to your concerns about your teeth and your desired outcome, and they will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your budget, your timing, and gives you the results you want. Don’t hide your smile any more. Call us today.