Veneers have been around for almost 100 years, although they did not rise in popularity until approximately 20 years ago. While they were once used mainly for movie stars, today they are used in Bradenton, FL and elsewhere to make the average person’s smile something of great beauty.
A veneer is a thin shell that is placed over the teeth. Each one is designed specifically for a patient’s tooth with an individualized shape and size. To be placed, your tooth enamel must first be etched to allow the dentist to affix the shells to your teeth; this is typically done with a special gel. A bonding agent is then smoothed onto the teeth, cement is placed on the back of the veneers, and they are then set into place and a curing lamp hardens the cement.
Whether you have injured your teeth, have horrible stains that cannot be addressed with traditional bleaching agents or simply want a perfect, white smile, veneers may be the right choice for you. Of course, our expert will be the best person to advise you about whether you are a good candidate, but here are the most likely people in Bradenton, FL who will benefit from this treatment.
Those with Stained Teeth
Veneers completely cover your natural teeth, meaning that you can have the color and brightness of teeth you have always wanted.
Those with Gaps or Misalignment
Veneers can fill in wide spaces between teeth and can make mildly crooked teeth appear straight. Keep in mind that they only provide cosmetic benefits and are not used to move teeth. However, they can make the teeth appear straight.
Those with Chipped or Cracked Teeth
Teeth that have been chipped or cracked from eating something that was too hard or from an injury can be covered up with veneers.
Those Who Want a Permanent Option
Because the placement requires the removal of some enamel from your natural teeth, this is a permanent option. You should be prepared to keep veneers the rest of your life, although they may need to be repaired or replaced every 10 to 15 years.
Those with Healthy Mouths
Before getting this treatment, you should have a healthy mouth overall with pink, healthy gums and no infections. Your teeth should also have a good amount of enamel to protect you from sensitive teeth.
Veneers are easy to place and require no downtime following treatment. Get in touch with us at Implant and Comprehensive Dentistry in Champions Gate or Winter Haven to find out how you can whiten, brighten, straighten and improve your smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.