The most outstanding facial feature on your face is your smile. Damaged teeth may reduce your self-confidence and productivity in social places. You may shy away from smiling and get conscious every time you are around people. However, imperfections on your teeth may be fixed by your cosmetic dentist in Orlando using dental veneers.
What is a veneer?
Dental veneers are thin shells used to cover the surface of your teeth. Veneers are used to correct several types of damages on your teeth that include:
- Discolored by caffeine products and excess fluoride
- Chipped or broken
- Unevenly shaped
- Spaces or gaps between your teeth
- Worn out teeth
Veneers are made using two types of materials: porcelain and composite resin. You may consider either type of veneer based on the advantages and disadvantages.
Benefits of porcelain veneers
- They are resistant to stain.
- They are available in different color shades to fit your teeth
- They give a more natural look to your tooth
- They are strong and last longer than composite veneers
Composite veneers are cheap and easy to repair when they crack.
Before installing veneers, you need to visit your doctor at Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry for consultation. During this visit:
- You will discuss with your dentist the options available and one which is right for you.
- Your dentist will examine your teeth to check for tooth decay or gum disease. These conditions may hinder you from getting veneers.
- If you are eligible for veneers, your cosmetic dentist will scrape off a small amount of enamel from your teeth to create an impression for your veneers.
- The enamel from your teeth is used to create actual veneers for you
- Your dentist may give you temporary veneers for use as you wait for the permanent ones to be made.
Procedure for installing dental veneers
Your dentist will evaluate the shape, fit, and color of veneers against your teeth to make sure they are ideal for you.
Your dentist will clean your teeth to prevent bacteria from existing beneath the veneer.
Using a grinding tool, your cosmetic dentist will create a rough texture on your teeth to ensure the veneer sticks to the teeth.
Your dentist will attach the veneer to your teeth using dental cement.
Your specialist will use a beam of ultraviolet light to dry the cement and firmly attach the dental shells to your teeth.
Aftercare for veneers
Instructions from your cosmetic dentist will help you to maintain healthy teeth and care for your veneers. They include:
- Brush twice a day using fluoride toothpaste
- Regulate your intake of coffees, black tea, and wine since they may stain your teeth and cause a difference between veneers and your natural teeth.
- Avoid hard foods which may chip veneers.
- Use a mouthwash to prevent gum disease and tooth decay
- Visit your dentist regularly after every six months for a check-up
- Wear a nightguard to avoid chipping or breaking veneers
Damage to your teeth, such as stains, can be fixed using dental veneers. Schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist at Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry to improve your dental outlook.