Do you feel less than confident about your smile? Do you long for that perfect grin?
If you’ve been wondering how to get a flawless star-studded smile, you know it takes a lot more than a few whitening treatments and homemade bleaching remedies. In fact, many of the smiles you see on celebrities and international beauty bloggers are enhanced using one of the best-kept beauty secrets —veneers.
Veneers are a thin shell of porcelain that is attached to the natural tooth to cosmetically enhance the smile. Having bright and white dazzling teeth has now become the secret to having the perfect “Hollywood smile”. You may have heard of porcelain veneers, but might not be sure how they actually work or if they’re right for your needs.
#1 Your Teeth Need to be Healthy First
You can’t put a cosmetic restoration over an infected tooth. Your teeth must be healthy and cavity-free. The gums around your teeth should be free of inflammation and periodontal disease. If you need to re-vamp your oral hygiene habits, now is a great time to start.
For teeth that are too broken, worn, or decayed, a porcelain crown might be a better solution. Check with your dentist first to find out if your teeth and gums are healthy enough.
#2 You Can Choose the Shape and Color
One of the great things about veneers is you can completely customize your new look. You’ll be able to pick from a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and shades.
Your Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Jivraj from Anacapa Dental Art Institute, Oxnard near Camarillo can help you with this process as you try different single veneers to help you find the perfect color and fit. Some patients choose veneers that are extra white and bright, while others go for a more natural, less obvious look.
#3 Are Veneers Permanent or Do They Have to be Replaced After a Certain Amount of Time?
Most veneers last for about 10 – 15 years. However, there might be a need for the replacement of a veneer, during this time period if not enough care is given.
Your Cosmetic Dentist will teach you how to care for your new teeth to help them last for many years. It’s up to you, the patient, to increase the lifespan of your new veneers.
#4 Veneers Require a Two-Step Process
The majority of veneers are made of porcelain that is handcrafted to fit your unique teeth. Your dentist will first need to prep your bite and take an impression that is sent to a lab. You may be wearing your temporary veneers for about two weeks before the permanent ones are ready to bond in place.
Even “no-prep veneers” will require a separate visit to take an impression before your custom restorations can be ordered from the manufacturer.
#5 Veneers Are a Long-Term Commitment
Once your veneers are in place, take care to avoid anything that can damage them. Don’t open packages with your teeth, avoid hard candies, and resist biting your nails.
If you ever do need to have your veneers removed for restorative reasons, your original teeth will have been altered. This means that if you take your veneers off, you’ll have to replace them and keep wearing veneers for life.
Schedule a Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation Today!
Whether you need to have a stained or unattractive tooth capped, or you want to fix significant problems with your visible teeth, veneers can provide that smile for you. When it comes to efficiency of your time and proficiency of cosmetic dentistry techniques, Anacapa Dental Art Institute is the right choice for your teeth. Contact us to schedule your private consultation today and find out why we consider our dentists as the best cosmetic dentists in the area.
About Your Oxnard, CA Cosmetic Dentist:
We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jivraj contact our Oxnard, CA, dental office today by calling 805-988-3317. Our office welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.
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