Posts for: May, 2017
If you dream about a smile makeover which turns your dull, damaged or imperfect teeth into a beautiful, straight, white smile, your dream could become a reality. Thanks to their design and versatility, dental veneers are the perfect cosmetic dentistry procedure to take your smile to the next level. Find out more about dental veneers and how they can improve your smile with Dr. William Panico at Whitecaps Dental in Rio Grande, NJ.
What can dental veneers do for me?
Dental veneers cover the surface of the tooth, allowing them to repair almost any cosmetic abnormality. Some of the most common uses for dental veneers include improving the appearance of:
- chipped teeth
- teeth cracked above the gum line
- misshapen teeth
- yellowed teeth
- discolored teeth
- uneven or jagged teeth
Though dental veneers cannot eliminate the need for significant orthodontic treatment to straighten the teeth and correct the bite, veneers can correct slight misalignments like small overlaps or gaps in the teeth.
What can I expect during the procedure for dental veneers?
Your veneers process should take place within about two dental appointments. Your dentist does not physically create the veneer. Instead, a dental laboratory designs and customizes each veneer for you. Since the process takes about two weeks, your dentist will schedule an appointment before and afterward.
During the first appointment, you can expect your dentist to prepare the teeth by removing small layers of enamel from their surfaces, then take an impression of your mouth. The impression, sent to the dental laboratory, aids in the design and creation process of the veneers. Your dentist may place temporary veneers to protect your prepared teeth during the two week wait time. Your second appointment will consist of your dentist fitting each finalized veneer to your tooth to ensure the most natural look, then permanently bonding the veneers to your teeth. Your dentist will then polish the veneers and you can begin enjoying your new, improved smile.
Dental Veneers in Rio Grande, NJ
If you think you could benefit from dental veneers, you can find out more about the procedure and determine if it is the best treatment option for you during a consultation with your dentist. For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. William Panico at Whitecaps Dental in Rio Grande, NJ. Call (609) 886-2277 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Panico today!