The tooth enamel refers to the white, outer layer that protects teeth and keeps them strong and healthy. When a person has strong, white tooth enamel, they appear stronger, younger, more energetic and full of life. But when this material becomes worn down, broken or discolored over time, it can make a person appear older and less attractive.
Fortunately, there is an effective cosmetic treatment method that can restore the appearance of tooth enamel, while also making corrections in alignment, spacing and contour. Indeed, the application of veneers represents the ideal solution for many patients. Veneers are discreet, thin shells that are applied to the front surface of teeth and secured with a strong dental adhesive. Once veneers have been installed, they will make positive adjustments to the appearance of the teeth and make them appear stronger and healthier than ever before.
Anyone who looks at teeth treated with veneers will only see the appearance of normal tooth enamel. With their discreet nature, ease of application and overall excellent performance, veneers provide an excellent cosmetic solution for many patients. At Independent Dental Care, we provide Veneers made from porcelain. This material is highly regarded in the dental community for the resemblance it shares with natural teeth.
Veneers are custom-made to fit perfectly over the patient’s teeth. For that reason, impressions must be taken of the patient’s teeth, and the patient will need to wait for the veneers to be built in a dental laboratory. The patient will then return for a follow-up appointment once their veneers are ready. When applying the veneers, we start by removing some of the outer tooth enamel. This will provide space for the veneers. Next, etching gel is used to roughen the outer surfaces of the teeth allowing the veneers to bond effectively with the teeth. The veneers will then be applied and secured with a dental adhesive. Finally, we will examine the patient’s overall bite and make sure that veneers have been fitted properly.
After receiving veneers, a patient will not be required to make any significant changes to their standard oral care practices, but they will want to switch to a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste if they aren’t already using them. A patient can also eat and drink whatever they would like after receiving veneers because veneers are stain-resistant, and they will not become discolored because of tobacco products or dark-colored beverages like coffee, wine or juice.
A set of veneers may be the perfect solution for restoring the appearance of your smile. A visit to Independent Dental Care will allow our team to determine if veneers are right for you. Please call us at (239) 437-8900 to schedule an appointment.