Are you feeling embarrassed because you have stubborn stains on your teeth? Maybe you’re not feeling as confident as you could because your smile isn’t as white as you’d like it to be.
Millions of Americans have stains on their teeth—because it’s natural to acquire some stains over time. However, that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with them for years to come!
One option for a clearer smile is to have veneers placed. Let’s take a look at what veneers are and how they can help you have a brighter, whiter smile.
Veneers are thin coverings that you can place over your teeth. They can be made of porcelain or composite resin, both of which are long-lasting and high-quality. Porcelain veneers are more stain- and wear-resistant than composite resin veneers are; however, the latter is easier to fix if damaged and cost less to place than their porcelain counterparts.
However, the latter is easier to fix if damaged and costs less to place than their porcelain counterparts. Both types of veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth. They can make your smile appear straighter and brighter!
If you’re wondering how much the veneers cost, you’re not alone. But we have some good news for you. While traditional whitening may seem like the most cost-effective way to brighten your smile, you can achieve a lot more than just whitening with veneers. For example, veneers can:
You don’t have to be a Hollywood celebrity to benefit from veneers—anyone who is looking to address any of these cosmetic concerns can!
Now that you know more about what veneers can offer, let’s look at how the procedure works.
First, we’ll prepare your teeth for veneer placement. We need to have a perfect fit for the final product, so you’ll have to wear something over your teeth to create a mold of their shape. Once that mold is made, the veneers can be crafted using the mold as a guide in a specialized dental laboratory.
Once we have the veneers made, we’ll clean your teeth. We will have to use a grinding tool to make the texture of your teeth a little rougher—this is how the veneer adheres to the tooth.
Finally, we use dental cement to bond the veneer to your tooth and cement it using ultraviolet (UV) light.
The placement of veneers can take anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours, depending on how many you need to be placed and if the dentist needs to use local anesthesia. You can discuss the best options when you attend your initial appointment.
We’re excited to be able to help you make your smile as beautiful as possible! Contact us today for a free consultation with Dr. Desai to find out if dental veneers are right for you.