Are there a few things you wish you could change about your smile? If you don't like the color of your teeth or you feel self-conscious about a chipped or crooked tooth, dental veneers offer a simple way to make over your smile. Dr. Kent Johansen and Dr. Justin Grant Johansen of Johansen Dental, your Chandler, AZ dentists, explain how veneers can transform your smile.
What are veneers?
A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is attached to the front of a tooth. Although veneers are no thicker than a fingernail, they're very strong and durable. Veneers can be used to change the look of one tooth or all of them.
How can veneers improve my smile?
Veneers cover the little flaws that make you feel self-conscious about your smile. They're a good choice if you have:
- Slight gaps between your teeth
- Chips or cracks on teeth
- Discolorations due to tetracycline use, large fillings or root canal treatment
- A crooked, short or oddly shaped tooth
They're also a good choice if you want to whiten your smile. Although whitening treatment can be very effective in brightening your smile, results only last a few years. Veneers offer long-lasting results and don't absorb stains from coffee, tea, wine and colas.
What happens when I receive veneers?
The actual veneer process takes two visits. During the first visit, your Chandler dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the front surfaces of the teeth that will receive the veneers. Filing the teeth ensures that your veneers will fit perfectly and won't feel bulky. After your teeth are filed, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and send it to the dental laboratory that will create your custom veneers.
You'll return to your dentist's office in a week or two when the veneers are ready. He'll check the fit of the veneers and make any adjustments before applying them to your teeth with dental cement. When you leave the office, you'll have a brand new smile.
Do veneers sound like a good option for you? Call your Chandler, AZ, dentists, Dr. Kent Johansen and Dr. Justin Grant Johansen of Johansen Dental, at (480) 345-0530 and schedule an appointment today. Improve your smile with veneers!