Give Your Smile New Life With Veneers

By Healthwest Dental Associates
March 15, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Make your smile more attractive with dental veneers.

Cosmetic dentistry is a wonderful option for many people looking to revamp their smile. With spring on its way, now is the perfect time to veneersimprove the look and feel of your smile. And if you are interested in what dental veneers can offer you, it’s time you talked to your Dothan, AL dentists, Dr. H. Paul Hufham and Dr. Bayne Heersink.

These wafer-thin shells are custom-made from porcelain to mimic the surface of a real tooth. Each veneer is adhered to the front of the tooth to change the color, shape or size. While dental veneers won’t be able to fix teeth that have more functional issues like fractures, they can cover aesthetic flaws like discolorations, chips and cracks, and oddly shaped teeth. They are even great for covering misaligned teeth or gaps between teeth so that a patient can also get a straighter, more even smile.

Getting dental veneers in Dothan is easy and anyone interested in this procedure can expect to go through this process:

Consultation: Everyone interested in dental veneers has to see their Dothan dentist to make sure that veneers are ideal for their smile and their goals. After we check the health of your teeth and gums we will determine if your smile is healthy enough for veneers.  If they are, we do a wax mock-up of the final veneers so you can see what your smile will look like before we start!

Preparation: The next step is to prepare your teeth for your veneers. This usually means that we will need to remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth in order to make room for your veneers. This process can sometimes be performed without needing anesthesia. Then, we will take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to custom design your very own veneers.  Finally, we make you a set of trial veneers in the office for you to wear home and have a preview of the permanent veneers.

Application: Once your permanent veneers are ready, we will have you come back in and temporarily place them over your teeth to check how they look and fit. We may need to trim the veneers in order to achieve the perfect fit. Once you are happy with your new smile, we will permanently apply each veneer to your teeth using a special dental resin, which will be bonded to the teeth.

Healthwest Dental Associates in Dothan, AL is here for all of your cosmetic, general and restorative needs. Call us today!