Minor chips, stains and other imperfections on the teeth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious. In a situation like this you might want to ask your dentist about being fitted for dental veneers.
Veneers are essentially thin porcelain shells, that are custom designed in a dental laboratory to fit over the face of the teeth in your smile. The porcelain material can be color matched to any shade, thus making the veneers nearly indistinguishable from the enamel of your natural teeth.
Being fitted for dental veneers takes two separate appointments. At the first appointment your dentist will inspect the teeth in your smile and take a few X-rays. This is important to ensure they the enamel is strong enough to safely anchor the veneers. If one or more teeth has insufficient enamel or has been compromised by previous dental work, the dentist might recommend having that tooth fitted for a crown.
They will then create an impression of your smile and bite pattern which will be sent to a dental lab. In a few short weeks the lab will create your custom dental veneers.
The second appointment involves your dentist removing a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. This provides it with sufficient texture to firmly cement the veneers in place. With proper care and maintenance your veneers can provide you with an appealing bright white smile for many years to come.
If you are interested in being fitted for dental veneers, please feel free to call us at 810.653.4100 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you craft the smile you’ve always wanted!