Perfect teeth are a rarity, but with cosmetic dentistry treatments like veneers, you can look like you stepped off a movie set. The doctors at Dental Access in Arlington, Texas, can help you get and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Call or click to book your appointment today.
Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that are cemented to the front of your teeth to correct a variety of aesthetic dental issues. Veneers are an irreversible, permanent treatment option, so it’s important to discuss this service with a doctor before moving ahead with the procedure.
Veneers can fix several types of cosmetic dental problems relatively quickly. You may get veneers to address issues such as:
Typically you’ll need to make more than one appointment to get ceramic veneers. During your appointments, a doctor executes your treatment in four major steps.
Create a treatment plan
At your initial appointment, you and your doctor discuss the dental issues you’d like to fix. He examines your teeth and may take X-rays to make sure you’re a good candidate for veneers.
Prepare the teeth
A doctor removes a very thin layer from your enamel to make room for the veneers. Some patients are numbed with a local anesthetic during this step.
Mill the veneer
A doctor makes an impression of your teeth and sends it to a laboratory where the veneers are created. Sometimes a temporary veneer is placed on your tooth while the permanent ones are being made.
Cement and Cure
When the veneers come back from the lab, a doctor makes sure the size and shape are correct and makes adjustments, if needed. After cleaning, polishing, and etching your teeth to ensure a strong bond, he cements the veneers to your teeth surfaces and uses a special light to cure the cement, so it adheres quickly. Before you leave, your doctor checks your bite and makes adjustments, if needed.
If you want a quick fix to an aesthetic dental issue and would like to discuss veneers, book a consultation with a doctor at Dental Access today. Your Hollywood smile is only a couple of appointments away, and with veneers, only you and your doctor will know you weren’t born with perfect teeth.