If you have healthy teeth but don’t like the way your smile looks, dental veneers can help. Veneers can completely change the look of your front teeth and give you a whole new smile. Veneers are thin coverings that fit over the front of your teeth and wrap at the sides. Veneers can conceal cracks, gaps, stains and lines on your teeth. You can choose the shade of your veneers to match your other teeth, or choose whiter veneers.
There are two types of veneers: porcelain and composite. Composite veneers use the same materials as cosmetic bonding. This is an economical option that gives you natural-looking teeth and durability. Porcelain veneers give results that are the closest to the look of natural teeth because the porcelain reflects light very much like natural tooth enamel does.
When you get porcelain veneers, you and Dr. Aman will first thoroughly discuss what you want to achieve, and you will choose the shade of your veneers. Once a plan for your smile is made, Dr. Aman will remove a small amount of the enamel from the teeth that are to be treated. This prevents the addition of veneers from making your teeth look too bulky, and prepares the teeth for the application of the adhesive that will bond the veneers to them. Impressions of your teeth are taken, and then the veneers are made in a lab. When they are ready, you return for your second appointment, which involves the placement of the veneers on your teeth.
Composite veneers are a quicker process and can usually be finished in only one appointment. Whichever type of veneers you choose, you can expect to have a beautiful smile without invasive dental work, and while keeping all of your teeth. When you have veneers, you should continue to care for your teeth by brushing and flossing normally. You can eat normally with veneers, but you should be careful when biting into hard foods. With proper care, veneers can last for years.
If you are interested in learning more about veneers, call for a consultation appointment with Dr. Aman in Leesburg.