Over time, your teeth can get discolored due to the accumulation of stains that you obtain from the consumption of certain food and drinks, use of tobacco products, poor oral hygiene, or natural wear and tear as you age. Your pearly whites can also get damaged due to bad habits like vigorous brushing, nail biting, grinding, clenching, and biting on hard objects. Injury caused by an accident can also fracture your front teeth. This can ruin and otherwise great-looking smile. The good news is that you can restore it easily with the help of Indiana top cosmetic dentist Dr. David A. Smith using dental veneers.
Veneers are thin custom-made shells designed to mask the front area of your teeth and improve their appearance. These are effective for fixing stained, crooked, and damaged teeth. Your dentist would usually suggest porcelain veneers for minor imperfections in your front teeth because they resist stains, are fairly durable, and they could easily replicate the natural color of real teeth. He’ll be able to help you pick the right shape and color for your veneers for an improved but natural looking smile.
Once your dentist approves the use of dental veneers, he will prepare your teeth by removing a small portion of your tooth structure. He’ll have to shave off a thin layer from your tooth to make room for the veneer that will be attached in front of it. Next, he’ll need to take an impression of your teeth, which he’ll send to a dental laboratory who’ll fabricate your custom set of veneers. In the meantime, you’ll wear temporary restorations while waiting for them to finish. On your next visit, or as soon as the veneers are done, your dentist will carefully examine their fit and color before cementing them to your teeth.
The lifespan of your veneers will depend on how well you take care of them. Just keep up with your daily oral regimen and avoid bad habits that can damage your new teeth. You may also ask your dentist for advice on how to maintain your veneers properly.
Getting a brand new smile is easy with the help of dental veneers. Schedule an appointment with you Indiana top cosmetic dentist by calling 317-451-4050 right away.