Are you smiling your best smile?
Or are you embarrassed about your teeth and avoid greeting friends with your not-so-perfect smile?
Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular as many patients want to have a bright, youthful smile. The perfect solution to your not-so-perfect smile is dental veneers.
Dental veneers can:
- Fix teeth that are misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped
- Fix teeth that are discolored
- Fix teeth that are worn, chipped or broken
- Fix teeth with gaps between them
Dental veneers at Hampton Dental Associates are made from ceramic material that is bonded directly to your teeth. Veneers are thin, stain resistant and mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
Dental veneers require: A consultation appointment, two visits to make and apply the veneers and a visit to check results.
- Your participation is important. At your consultation, be clear about the results you desire.
- Dr. Winter will examine your teeth to make sure veneers are appropriate for you. He may take x-rays and will make impressions of your teeth and mouth.
To prepare for the veneer, Dr. Winter will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer. Then an impression of your tooth and mouth will be sent to the dental lab that will make your veneer.
Before the veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, Dr. Winter will temporarily place it on your tooth to examine its fit and color. Your tooth will be cleaned and polished to receive the veneer. After the veneer is cemented in place, Dr. Winter will evaluate your bite, the color and fit of the veneer and make any final adjustments. You will return for a follow-up visit in about two weeks.
The good news is that veneers provide a natural tooth appearance! They are stain resistant, well-tolerated by gum tissue and don’t require extensive tooth shaping. They are also a stronger and more aesthetic alternative to crowns.
Want to know more about a smile make-over with porcelain veneers?
Call for a consultation appointment with Dr. Winter, today: 414-377-5711.