Here’s what you need to know ahead of time before pursuing the veneers process.
When you look in the mirror and smile, what do you wish you could change about your teeth? Generally, many people want a whiter smile, less gaps between teeth, and chips or cracks gone. Asking yourself what you would like to see before treatment is important and can help our dentists provide the most targeted solution.
If your desires align with what veneers can do, our dentists can perform a quick oral examination just to make sure no other procedures are needed prior to placement. It is important to remember that receiving veneers will permanently alter your natural tooth enamel which can’t be reversed. For this reason, we want you to be sure of your decision.
Patients interested in the veneers procedure are eligible as long as their smile is healthy and in good condition from the start. Veneers are best placed when there are no underlying oral health issues such as gum disease, missing teeth, tooth infection, or cavities.
Interested patients should also have strong enamel to begin with and not actively grind their teeth. Our cosmetic dentists will not place a veneer over compromised enamel as it does not fix the structural issue at hand and will only worsen over time. If your enamel needs special care, we can discuss other restorative dental options aside from veneers.
Now, it is still possible to place veneers after certain conditions are treated and resolved. For instance, if you have an infection or a cavity but you want veneers, our dentists can fill the cavity or help clear up the infection first to return your smile to a healthier state.
When it comes to veneers, there are several appealing benefits. For one, they can dramatically improve your smile and boost your confidence around family, friends, and co-workers. That means not hiding your smile and feeling shy when the camera is turned on you!
You can expect for the placement of veneers to take multiple visits to our Portage dental office. At your first appointment, our dentists will prepare your teeth for the procedure and take digital impressions that will be sent to a dental lab for fabrication.
Don’t worry, while you wait for your permanent veneers to be made, our dentists will place temporary coverings on your teeth. After about 2-3 weeks, the veneers will return from the dental lab, and we’ll ask for you to come back into the office.
We’ll remove the temporary coverings, make any other necessary preparations, and permanently cement each veneer to your teeth.
Why wait for your perfect smile? Ask our cosmetic dentists in Portage, MI, if veneers are right for you today. We’ll run through every detail and make sure you know what to expect before your first visit. Call Scott Ellard Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics at (269) 329-1880 to request an appointment.