The All-In-One Solution for Crooked, Chipped, and Stained Teeth
When you have a lot of cosmetic problems with your teeth, the idea of getting all your problems treated can seem overwhelming and expensive. If you have crooked, chipped, and stained teeth, one way to solve your problems would be to get braces, have your chipped teeth repaired with fillings, and then whiten your teeth at the end of the braces treatment. However, this can notably take months if not years to complete and may cost a lot of money. Thankfully, there's another option that's quick and effective.
What It Is
Dental veneers are the solution that you're looking for. This cosmetic dental treatment is designed to be able to correct the appearance of crooked teeth, chipped teeth, and stained or discolored teeth equally. If you have all three of these problems, veneers can take care of them and in record time, too, as having veneers put in place usually only takes a few visits to the dentist's office.
How It Works
Unlike other methods that tackle the basic condition of your teeth, veneers disguise any problems. Rather than going through the aforementioned lengthy process to fix all your issues, veneers are applied to the front of teeth. These small tooth-like slivers of porcelain cover the front of your real teeth, making them equal in shape and size and hiding any issues like discoloration. In addition, veneers can help to give you a straighter-looking smile, as dentists can adjust the placement of the veneers so that they appear in a straight row.
What to Expect
If you're interested in veneers, you'll likely be happy to know that it's a simple process. Your first step will be to set up a consultation with a cosmetic dentist. The two of you will discuss the issues you're concerned about and your dentist will examine your teeth.
From there, your dentist will let you know if veneers are an option for you. If they are, you can get started immediately. Dental veneers are made for each person, so your dentist will take some measurements and a mold in order to get the right shape and size for your new veneers. These are shipped to a manufacturer, and then the finished product is sent to your dentist's office.
Once they've arrived, you'll come in for the application process. Your dentist will clean your teeth, smooth out the top layer of enamel on your teeth to apply the veneers evenly, and attach them with dental cement. There's no drilling and little pain involved, and once the procedure is complete, you can return to your day with a new shining smile.