Getting a Beautiful Smiles with Veneers
A beautiful smile not only brings smiles to other people’s faces, but it also makes you look charming attractive. Unfortunately, crooked and stained teeth tend to ruin your smile, and hence, your appearance. So, what can be done about it? Don’t worry, we have you covered! At Cosmos Smiles, our cosmetics dentists will give you the smile of your dreams with porcelain veneers.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain, which are attached to the front surface of visible teeth. Basically, veneers tend to restore the shape of the teeth, and restore your smile and facial aesthetics. Dental veneers are an excellent and durable alternative to bonding, which utilizes the application of a tooth colored filling material to hide aesthetic imperfections of the teeth.
Who Can Benefit from Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers not only improve your facial esthetics, but they also restore the form and function of chipped, crooked, or fractured teeth. Our cosmetic dentists at Cosmos Smiles recommend dental veneers for the correction of following problems:
- Stained Teeth – at Cosmos Smiles, we remove majority of teeth stains with the help of professional teeth whitening. However, teeth stains that are incorporated during tooth development cannot be removed through bleaching. In these cases, we recommend porcelain veneers to mask these stains.
- Fractured or Chipped Teeth – porcelain veneers are an excellent option to restore the esthetics and shape of a fractured or chipped tooth. This is because veneers are much more esthetic and durable than tooth colored filling materials that are used for restoring these defects. Fillings might need replacing it multiple times and margins can get stained over time.
- Teeth Gaps – sometimes, patients cannot afford orthodontic treatment for the correction of teeth gaps. In these cases, dental veneers can be used to cosmetically correct the defect.
Reshaping of Teeth – if you are not happy with the shape of your teeth, then we can give you a new smile by placing veneers on your front teeth.
How are Veneers Prepared?
Just like any other cosmetic procedure, fabrication of dental veneers requires extreme attention to detail. Following steps are involved in the fabrication of veneers at Cosmo Smiles:
- Patient Evaluation – before restoring your teeth with veneers, our dentists will perform a detailed examination of your teeth to evaluate whether you will benefit from this cosmetic procedure. In addition, they will also look at x-ray images of the teeth need to be veneered, to create a treatment plan customized to your dental needs.
- Tooth Preparation – a very thin layer of the front surfaces of your teeth will be removed to create space for the veneers. Usually, local anesthesia is not required during this procedure as sufficient enamel remains to protect it from becoming sensitive. However, in cases where sensitivity is suspected, local anesthesia is used. The prepared tooth surface is exactly shaped like that of the veneer which is to be attached over it.
- Impression Making – next, our dentist will make an impression of your prepared teeth, and send it to the laboratory for fabrication. Back at the laboratory, impressions are made, which are then used to prepare the porcelain veneers.
- Attachment of Veneers – when the prepared veneers are received back form the laboratory, we will first try them on your teeth without cementation, to assess the fit and esthetics. When you and our dentist is satisfied, the veneers will be permanently attached to the prepared teeth with the help of an adhesive cement.
Cosmos Smiles offers the best cosmetic and general dental services to the residents of Arlington VA and nearby. Whether, you want to replace your missing teeth with dentures, or you need Invisalign for your kid, we have every specialty of dentistry you seek.
So, what are you waiting for? Visit us today and let us take care of all your dental problems, and give you a lasting and healthy smile! Simply call 571-210-4747. http://cosmosmilesdental.com and https://www.facebook.com/cosmosmiles/