A dazzling smile can improve your confidence and help others see you as more attractive and interesting. Sadly, there are numerous flaws that can leave your grin looking less than perfect, such as small cracks, discolored spots, and misshapen teeth. How many appointments will it take to get rid of everything that has been bothering you about your smile? In many cases, the answer is two: one to prepare the teeth, and the other to quickly transform your appearance with beautiful veneers! Call EyeSmile today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Salibian to learn more.
A veneer is a thin shell used to improve the shape, size, and color of the teeth. It’s made of a material that resembles tooth enamel – not just the way it’s shaded but also how it reflects the light. Each veneer is customized to match each unique smile so that it looks and feels as natural as possible once it’s in place. Sometimes you might get a veneer for each visible tooth in your smile, but this isn’t always necessary; if only a few teeth need to be corrected, then it’s possible to make the desired transformation with just a small number of veneers.
When considering veneers, you first need to ask what kind of changes you want to make to your teeth. Veneers are ideal for concealing chips and cracks, covering stained or discolored teeth, closing small gaps, hiding certain alignment issues, and improving the appearance of an unusually shaped tooth. Like most cosmetic treatments, veneers are only used if the teeth and gums in the affected area are in good health.
Since you have to have your teeth altered to receive veneers, the procedure is seen as a permanent solution. However, veneers do have a finite lifespan. You can make them last as long as possible with good oral habits, but they will need to be replaced eventually. When that happens, you’ll need to have a new set placed. Once the teeth have had some enamel removed, they’ll always need to be covered with a veneer. Dr. Salibain can use computer images to show you how your teeth will look with veneers so that you can properly decide whether you’re ready to make a lifetime commitment.