Posts for: June, 2016
Improving your smile is as simple as adding dental veneers to problem areas. Tyler Myers, DMD, your Columbus dentist, explains how veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth.
Veneers conceal imperfections
Veneers are an excellent choice if you have minor flaws in your teeth. These thin porcelain or plastic shells attach to the front of your teeth with dental cement, providing you with a more uniform smile.
Dental veneers are versatile
Veneers are used to conceal a variety of flaws, including:
- Slight gaps between your teeth
- Chips on your teeth
- Discolorations due to tetracycline use, root canal treatment or large fillings
- Oddly shaped or crooked teeth
Veneers brighten your smile
Veneers are also a good choice if you've tried teeth whitening treatment but weren't satisfied with the results. When you opt for dental veneers, you can pick the shade of white you prefer. After teeth whitening, it's important to avoid coffee, tea, cola, wine, berries and other foods that stain teeth. However, veneers are very resistant to staining.
The veneer process is easy
During the initial veneer visit, your Columbus dentist will remove a small amount of tooth enamel by filing it away. Filing ensures that your new veneers fit perfectly, although this step may not be required in some cases. After your teeth are filed, he'll make an impression and send it to a dental laboratory that will create your veneers.
It usually takes two or three weeks for the lab to make your veneers. When they're ready, you'll return to your dentist's office. He'll check the fit and make any adjustments necessary before permanently attaching the veneers to your teeth with dental cement. A special curing light will be used to help the veneers bond to the cement.
Transform your smile with veneers! Call Tyler Myers, DMD, your Columbus dentist, at (706) 507-0606 to schedule an appointment today. Veneers help you achieve a perfect smile!