Understanding Dental Veneers

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Are you unsatisfied with the color, shape, or alignment of your teeth? One of the most effective ways to makeover your smile in order to get those bright, white teeth you've always dreamed of is to recreate them using dental veneers. Here is a guide to understanding dental veneers:

Flaws that Veneers Can Correct
In order to understand dental veneers, it is important to know what type of smile flaws they can correct. Your Columbus, Ohio dentist will likely recommend them as a permanent cosmetic fix for oddities in tooth shape, size, and color. Since they rest on the existing teeth, it is important that the teeth are in decent shape and that enough enamel is present for the veneer to adhere to.

Application Process
Once you and your Columbus dentist decide to use dental veneers in order to enhance the look of your smile, he will begin preparing your teeth by taking x-rays and impressions. He may even have you try on a sample of veneers so that you can get a better understanding of what your teeth might look like upon completion. He will then remove a certain amount of tooth enamel, place light-sensitive resin onto the tooth, apply the veneers, and then harden the resin using a special light.

Types of Veneers
One of the most common and sought after styles of veneers these days is the porcelain veneer since it closely resembles the natural look of teeth. As your dentist will share, however, there are a few additional types that you may want to look into together, including “no-prep” veneers. These veneers have the benefit of requiring less application time and are also considered by some to be more comfortable than traditional porcelain veneers.

If veneers sound like the right cosmetic dentistry procedure for you, then be sure to consult with your dentist here at Oak Creek Dental Care. Veneers are just one of the many cosmetic services we offer, in addition to crowns, tooth contouring, and tooth whitening. Call us at (614) 682-8345 or visit us online to learn more about how we can help you achieve your dream smile.

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