The role of a cosmetic dentist is to give you beautiful teeth so your smile can be brighter than ever before. To that end, there is probably no tool as versatile or as widely used as dental veneers. Dental veneers are also known as porcelain veneers and are enhancement devices that have truly made their mark in the dental world. While there are many other products available that do all kinds of amazing things for your smile, it is the simple dental veneers that have truly captured the imagination of the nation. Dental veneers repair teeth damaged, chipped, cracked or broken teeth while providing a natural appearance.
Enhance your teeth for a better smile
Of the numerous reasons that dental veneers are growing to become a common treatment that dentists use, one such reason is that veneers enhance the teeth while also strengthening the teeth, repairing damage and giving patients better functionality with the teeth. Dental veneers are placed on the surface of the tooth to alter the shape, appearance or color for the better.
Anytime your cosmetic dentist has to complete work in your mouth that involves replacing teeth or enamel, you can expect to lose a certain amount of your natural enamel. This fact is true for dental crowns, which required your cosmetic dentist to shave the tooth all the way down to the nub. The same principal applies to dental implants, which require the complete removal of the tooth and root to make way for the new implant.
For some patients, this is not a route they want to go, if avoidable. With dental veneers, you will only lose a small portion of your enamel so the paper thin veneers can fit in a natural way.
Advantages of dental veneers
With dental veneers, your cosmetic dentist will only need to remove a very small portion of your enamel. Thus, the paper thin veneers can fit without seeming obvious and without appearing to be artificial. We can save the vast majority of your tooth’s enamel since dental veneers enhance, strengthen, and improve the appearance of the existing tooth, rather than replace it completely. While this is certainly an impressive advantage of dental veneers, it is not the only one.
Dental veneers allow us to accomplish the goal of shorter treatment time and quicker recovery that many of our patients have. Take, for example, someone who has mild malocclusion also known as crooked teeth. There are two options for this patient, the first being to go the traditional route and use braces or Invisalign®, which is an excellent way to correct crooked teeth. The downside is that when you pick this kind of treatment, you are looking at a minimum of 12 months of treatments, after which you will need to get your teeth whitening done so they are as white as they are straight.
On the other hand, we can use dental veneers to fix mild malocclusion and we can do your fitting on the second visit. Essentially, this eliminates the need for extensive treatment. Another advantage occurs when you use dental veneers by giving you whiter teeth. We can shade the dental veneers to match your current teeth or give you a brighter shade of veneer for a brighter smile.
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Catherine Streegan DMD, A Dental Corporation
At Catherine Streegan DMD, A Dental Corporation in Solvang, we work to customize your treatment to match your needs and schedule where possible. Our professional staff aims to create a calm atmosphere for you during the appointment and treatment process. We will identify any dental issues you are struggling with and work with you to find the solution that works best for you.
Our staff seeks to create a comforting environment at the office to ease patients into the procedure. We can help prevent damage to your teeth and set you on track for a lifetime of quality oral health. At Catherine Streegan DMD, A Dental Corporation, your dental health is our prime concern.
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