Posts for: May, 2015
Find out how dental veneers could give you a more radiant smile.
Want to give your smile a mini makeover? Tired of stains, chips or crooked teeth getting in the way of a more radiant smile? Then it’s time to find out more about dental veneers in Burlington and how they could give you the smile you want.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain that go over the front of your teeth in the aesthetic zone (the teeth that you see when you smile) to improve the overall look of your smile.
What problems can dental veneers improve?
Dental veneers are a great way to hide unsightly but common issues. Those who have dental stains and discolorations that don’t respond to whitening treatments, those with chips, cracks, crooked or misshapen teeth, or those with minor overlapping or gaps between teeth can all benefit from getting dental veneers.
In many ways, dental veneers are instant orthodontics, because in two visits your Burlington dentist can give you a straighter smile without needing to wear braces for years. This minimally invasive procedure makes it easy to get the smile you want without needing aggressive or time-consuming procedures.
What should I expect when I get dental veneers in Burlington?
There are usually two different dental visits involved when you come in for your veneers. The first visit will require some minimal tooth preparation. While the sound of tooth preparation might make anyone a little nervous, this is completely painless and doesn’t require anesthesia.
We will only remove a negligible amount (no more than one millimeter) of tooth enamel to make room for the veneers. However, while tooth preparation is not uncomfortable this is considered irreversible so you want to make sure that you are committed to dental veneers for life.
Once tooth preparation is complete we will use a shade guide to choose the set of veneers that will best match the rest of your smile. Once we have your approval, we will apply special cement between your teeth and the veneers and then use a laser to harden the cement permanently.
How long do dental veneers last?
If you continue to maintain good oral hygiene you can expect your veneers to last up to twenty years or more. Besides brushing and flossing every day you still need to see your Burlington dentist every six months for routine cleanings and exams to make sure your veneers are healthy.
Think dental veneers are right for you? Find out by scheduling an appointment with your Burlington dentist at Dunkling and Penney Dentistry. Get the better smile you know you deserve.