Dental Veneers

Are your teeth damaged or severely decayed? Are they stained or discolored? Or do you simply not like their size, shape or position? If the answer is yes to any of these then you aren’t alone.

Beautiful teeth are considered to be an indicator of health, happiness and success, and so it is little wonder that cosmetic dentistry is so popular.

Cosmetic dentistry has given us a range of different treatments and procedures that can help to transform our smile. One of the original and most effective smile makeover choices is dental veneers.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental solution that works by hiding damage and discoloration that make teeth unsightly. They are made from thin, shell-like pieces of porcelain that are custom-designed to fit perfectly on to the outside of your natural teeth, while creating the appearance by creating uniformity of shape, size, alignment, and color.

The fact that they can be created in any shade makes dental veneers a particularly popular choice with patients who cannot use teeth whitening.

What issues can dental veneers address?

There are many reasons why patients frequently choose dental veneers. Some of the main issues that veneers can address include:

  • Hiding teeth that are chipped, fractured or damaged in some way.

  • Eliminating gaps between teeth, which can reduce the risk of the patient developing periodontal disease.

  • Creating a more uniform thickness across the teeth.

  • Improving the color of the teeth.

The benefits of dental veneers

There are some key benefits to choosing dental veneers. These include the reinforcement it gives to the existing enamel on your teeth, their permanency which means that they won’t slip or slide around when you eat, drink and talk, and their resistance to stains.

The process to fit dental veneers

The process to fit dental veneers is relatively straightforward, once they have been created. Veneers are attached to the outer enamel of your teeth, where they are secured using a special adhesive paste.

However, in order for them to fit properly, it will be necessary for Dr. Tarantino to remove a little of the outer enamel from your teeth. This is done using a local anesthetic and so you should not feel any pin at any point during the procedure. However, if you are particularly nervous or anxious, it may be possible for your to be sedated. Please enquire about this at your consultation appointment.

The process to have veneers fitted can usually be done in one appointment, and you can expect to go home the same day.

Although dental veneers are very strong, they do require care and attention to keep them looking their best. Brushing every day with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing regularly are the most important things that you can do to look after your teeth. You should also visit your dentist for your scheduled check-ups.

It is important to note that veneers are relatively brittle, and so they are not a good option if you grind your teeth while they sleep. You should get your bruxism under control or invest in a mouth guard, if you want to move forward with your porcelain veneer treatment.

Dr. Tarantino has the training, knowledge and expertise to be able to offer an exemplary dental veneer service to his patients. If you would like to know more about how dental veneers can transform your smile, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please do not wait to contact our office today.