Many people would like to change something about their smile. This fact has been revealed time and time again in market research. Interestingly, as popular as cosmetic dentistry is, the number of treatments performed doesn’t necessarily coincide with the number of people who want to transform their smile. There are a few reasons for this, one of which is the perception that to get a better smile would take a long time and a lot of office visits. This isn’t always the case.
Veneers for a New Smile Now
There may be situations for which more than one type of treatment is necessary. For instance, if you’ve got teeth that are not in good condition, you may need a bit of restorative treatment with crowns or possibly with tooth replacement protocols to reinstate better oral health. Cosmetic dentistry is only successful when the mouth is also healthy. If your concerns are purely aesthetic, it may be possible to makeover your smile in just two visits using porcelain veneers.
The Versatility of Veneers
Veneers are a wildly popular cosmetic dental treatment because there isn’t much these life-like facades can do. Veneers are commonly used to “close” space between teeth. Sure, space is still there, but with a veneer on each tooth outside of the gap, space disappears. Veneers may also disguise short or poorly shaped teeth, stains, chips, and other damage. If you are concerned with any one of these issues, your ideal solution may be a quick smile transformation with porcelain veneers.
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To have a smile that you love to look at and share with others doesn’t have to be difficult. Getting porcelain veneers isn’t much different than getting a crown. First, we prepare the teeth that will be veneered. This step reduces the thickness of your enamel so that the veneer can sit flush with the gums. Then, we take an impression to create a model of the tooth or teeth we will cover. Finally, teeth that have been prepared are fitted with temporary veneers that will inhibit sensitivity until your final veneers are ready. And you know when that will be? About ten days after your first visit.
If the idea of having a great new smile within the next month sends tingles of sheer excitement through your body, let’s talk. Schedule your veneer consultation in our Sherwood office by calling (503) 925-9595.