Redlands patients often discuss perceived flaws in their smiles with the Dr. Terry Vines. The Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry office has been helping patients improve their smiles for many years. In some cases, patients are embarrassed about discolored teeth, in other cases they want to hide the gaps between the teeth or fix minor alignment issues. While teeth whitening, orthodontics, and other treatments can address these individual issues, there is also an alternative restoration treatment that can address or hide several flaws with one single treatment.
Dental veneers are very thin strips of porcelain that are uniquely created to match the existing teeth or the shade that the patient wants to achieve. Using dental veneers is a fast and efficient way to revitalize the smile. Not only can cosmetic imperfections be hidden, but the veneers can add stability and durability to teeth that are slightly weak.
The veneers procedure is simple and typically only requires two trips to the dentist’s office. During the first visit, your teeth will be prepped to receive the veneers. This includes removing a very small amount of the tooth’s enamel. This step ensures that there is room for the veneers to be placed and still give the patient a natural-looking smile. Next, impressions will be taken and sent away to be used for the veneer fabrication. Once the veneers are ready, the patient will return to Dr. Vines’ office to have them bonded to the teeth. Dr. Vines will ensure that the fit is aesthetically perfect and completely comfortable.
Once the veneers are bonded to the teeth, they are a permanent fixture. Caring for the veneers requires the same care as the natural teeth. Brushing and flossing will be critical to ensuring that the teeth remain healthy and patients should take care to avoid grinding the teeth, or biting into hard items as the veneers, as well as natural teeth, can chip or crack. An added benefit of veneers is that because they are made of porcelain they don’t stain like your natural teeth.
With dental veneers, patients can smile confidently knowing that they can eat their favorite foods, speak clearly, and no one will ever know they’ve had cosmetic dental work done. For more information about dental veneers call the Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry office today.