Stop Hiding Your Smile! With Dental Veneers You Can Show It Off
Have you perfected the ability to smile without showing your teeth? Do you regularly find ways to avoid showing people your smile? Isn’t it time to do something about your teeth so you can smile brightly with confidence?
At Hubbard & Leath Dental, our dental veneers may be just what you didn’t even know you needed to fix and enhance your smile. Learn more about how veneers can transform your smile and give you a smile you’ll want to show off every chance you get!
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are one of many cosmetic dentistry solutions available to help you repair and enhance your smile.
Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or resin that are custom-made to cover the front surface of your teeth. They’re custom-made and tooth-colored to ensure they look natural, while improving the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth to change their shape, color, length, or size.
Dental veneers are commonly used to fix teeth that are misshapen, discolored, crooked, worn down, broken, chipped, or have large gaps.
Getting Dental Veneers: What To Expect
The first step in the process of getting dental veneers is a consultation and planning. When you visit our Rochester Hills, MI dental office for a consultation, explain to us what you’re hoping to achieve with the treatment.
During your consultation, we will look at your teeth and discuss any medical conditions you have to make sure dental veneers are right for you. We will also go over the details of the procedure and its limitations so you feel prepared and comfortable. If necessary, we will take X-rays and impressions of your teeth and mouth.
Placing Dental Veneers On Your Teeth
If you’re a good candidate for dental veneers, we’ll begin by preparing your teeth for the veneers. We will remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of each tooth that is getting a veneer. We will remove just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneer, so you won’t feel like your new teeth are too big for your mouth. If necessary, we can use a local anesthetic to numb the area to ensure you’re completely comfortable throughout the process.
We’ll then make a model or impression of each tooth to send to a lab so they can make your veneers. In most cases, it takes 2-4 weeks for your custom-made veneers to arrive from the laboratory. If necessary, we can place temporary veneers to protect and cover your teeth until your customized veneers arrive.
Before we bond the dental veneer to your tooth with dental cement, we’ll make sure the color and fit are exactly right. We can trim the veneer if necessary to make sure it fits properly. We can also adjust the color if necessary, using a specific shade of cement.
We’ll then polish and clean your tooth before applying the dental cement and placing the veneer on your tooth. Once the veneer is in the right position, we’ll use a special light to activate the chemicals, causing it to quickly harden.
We’ll make adjustments as needed then send you on your way to enjoy your brand new, gorgeous, bright smile.
We’ll likely have you come back to our office for a follow-up visit a couple weeks later to make sure you’re not experiencing any gum sensitivity or irritation and to check the placement of the veneers one more time.
Once they’re placed, with proper care and maintenance, your dental veneers should last a decade or longer!
Find Out How We Can Transform Your Smile Today!
To learn more about how we can use dental veneers to transform, enhance, and repair your smile, call Hubbard & Leath Dental today to schedule a consultation. At our Rochester Hills, MI dental office, we can discuss your goals and your options to find out if dental veneers are the best way to give you the look you’re going for.