4 Things To Know About Cosmetic Veneers

If you have been considering visiting a cosmetic dentist to help improve the appearance of your smile, you may, at first, be overwhelmed with the many options that you have. You can choose from a number of things to correct your teeth, such as braces, crowns, dentures, veneers, and more. Here's what you should know about cosmetic veneers:

Correct a Number of Issues: 

One of the best things about cosmetic veneers is that they are very versatile. You can use cosmetic veneers to correct poor tooth alignment, discoloration, chipped teeth, and more. The veneers will mimic the appearance of your real teeth so it doesn't even appear that you have a replacement there. They are also highly resistant to staining, which is especially beneficial for those who drink lots of coffee or red wine. If you have problems with teeth whitening agents, getting veneers is probably the best and more permanent option available to achieve the white smile that you want. 

Process is Quick: 

When you visit a cosmetic dentist for the veneers, the appointments should be quick and relatively easy. Typically, you will be done with the process after just two appointments. The first appointment would be when you receive x-rays and have a mold created of your teeth. This mold will then be sent to a lab where the veneers will be created. Your second appointment will be when the veneers are bonded to your teeth. This is done with a light beam that hardens the cement so the veneer can have a strong bond to the surrounding teeth. You will usually have to have some enamel removed, so if you are uncomfortable with that, your cosmetic dentist should be able to provide anesthesia to make the process more comfortable. 

A Consultation:

After all is said and done, you will usually receive a consultation, during which time your cosmetic dentist will be ensuring that the gums are not irritated by the veneers and the veneers are still in the correct place. A consultation is important because you want to be sure that the veneers have time to heal and that during this time no damage has been done. In most cases, your cosmetic dentist will correct any issues during this time so you can be sure that the process is completed as successfully as possible. 

If your cosmetic dentistry professional suggests the use of cosmetic veneers, you will already know about what they can do and why they may be beneficial for you.