Thanks to all the advancements in cosmetic dentistry, just about anyone can get the flawless and gorgeous smile they have always wanted. Veneers are one popular cosmetic dental procedure that fix a variety of cosmetic problems. If you are considering dental veneers, check out these four facts to learn all about Landmark Dental veneers.
What Can Veneers Do For Your Smile?
Veneers are not the best option for correcting structural problems, such as weak teeth, but they can fix many different types of cosmetic concerns you may have.
Common flaws corrected with veneers include:
- Stains/discoloration – Stains that cannot be corrected with tooth whitening procedures can be covered with veneers
- Gaps/crooked teeth – Gaps and crooked teeth (minor to moderate) can be fixed without the need of braces
- Chips/cracks – Small chips and cracks can also be covered with veneers to make the tooth look whole and solid
- Uneven teeth – Teeth that are too long or too short can be made even with the help of veneers
What Types of Veneers Does Landmark Dental Offer?
Landmark Dental Group offers ceramic (porcelain) veneers and resin-based composite veneers. Ceramic veneers are the more expensive option, but they also create the best results because the porcelain used to craft them can mimic the look of real teeth, giving your veneers a translucent look. Resin-based composite veneers are made from the same material used to make tooth-colored fillings. They are less expensive, but they don’t copy the look of real teeth as well as ceramic. Resin-based composite veneers can usually be done in one visit, but ceramic veneers take longer.
Is the Process Painful?
To place the veneers, the dentist must first remove a small layer of your tooth’s enamel, but the process is not painful. As with most dental procedures, the dentist will use a local anesthetic, so you won’t feel anything. If you are nervous, ask your dentist about sedation options. Sedation options include inhalation (minimal), oral (minimal to moderate) and IV conscious sedation (moderate). For inhalation sedation, you’ll be back to normal as soon as the gas is removed, so you will not need anyone to drive you home, but for oral sedation and conscious sedation, you will want someone to bring you to the dentist and take you home.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?
Not everyone is a good candidate for dental veneers, but you are probably a good candidate if:
- You are in good overall health
- You have no current cavities
- You don not have active gum disease
- You don not grind your teeth
- You have enough health tooth enamel for the procedure
- You don not have severely crooked teeth
- You are dedicated to good oral hygiene
If you can say yes to all these factors, and you have one or more concern that can be corrected with dental veneers, you are probably a great candidate.
Dental veneers can fix so many cosmetic dental issues, and if you are a good candidate, you should definitely consider them. Stop hiding your smile and get the one you deserve. For more information about dental veneers or other cosmetic dental procedures, contact Landmark Dental Group today.