Learn about the benefits of veneers from your Augusta dentist at Myers Family Dental.
Improving your smile doesn't always have to involve complicated dental work. Many flaws and imperfections can be improved quickly and easily with dental veneers. Alan Myers, DMD, is here to explain how veneers can help you transform your smile.
What are veneers?
Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that fit over the front surfaces of your teeth to conceal flaws. Although they're no thicker than a fingernail, they're very effective at hiding imperfections that mar your smile. Veneers can be used on one tooth or can help several of your teeth look more uniform.
Are veneers the right option for me?
Veneers are very versatile and are used to correct many cosmetic dental issues, including:
- Chips, pits or cracks in your teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Eroded teeth
They're also a good choice if one or more teeth are stained or discolored. Teeth whitening is a very effective way to lighten your teeth, but there are limits to the whitening power of this treatment. With veneers, you can choose any shade of white you like.
How many visits are needed?
The actual veneer process takes two visits. During your first visit to our Augusta office, Dr. Myers will remove a small amount of enamel from the front surfaces of your teeth. Removing the enamel is an important step because it ensures that your new veneers will fit perfectly. Your dentist will also make an impression of your teeth that will be used to create your veneers.
It usually takes the dental laboratory about one or two weeks to prepare your new veneers. When they're ready, you'll return to your dentist's office for the final step. Before your dentist permanently attaches the veneers with dental cement, he'll check the fit and make any necessary adjustments.
Is it difficult to care for veneers?
You won't have to change your oral hygiene routine after you get veneers. You'll just brush and floss as you usually do. It's a good idea to avoid abrasive toothpastes as they can scratch the surface of your veneers. If you grind or clench your teeth, your dentist may recommend that you wear a nightguard, as clenching or grinding can eventually damage veneers.
Ready to make over your smile with veneers? Call Myers Family Dental in Augusta, at (706) 738-7742 and make an appointment today. Rejuvenate your smile with veneers!