Imagine how it would feel to finally be able to smile with confidence while taking pictures and in social settings after just a couple of visits to the dentist’s office. Well, that can happen with dental veneers. Veneers can literally transform your smile and improve the overall appearance of your face when you smile. Learn the basics about veneers so that you can discuss this treatment in detail with your cosmetic dentist Dr. Saheed Lawal-Solarin at Lantern Dental in Desoto, TX.
All About Veneers
Veneers cover up aged, discolored or damaged teeth so that when you smile your teeth look new, younger and brighter. Veneers are very thin, wafer-like pieces of porcelain or composite resin material that successfully hide tooth imperfections. They’re bonded to the surfaces of your front teeth so that your smile is white, straight and perfectly shaped.
Cosmetic Problems that Veneers Can Fix
There is a wide array of dental imperfections that your Desoto, TX cosmetic dentist can cover up with veneers. They include but are not limited to:
- tiny teeth (smaller than the rest)
- brown or yellowed teeth that don’t respond to whitening products
- chipped or cracked teeth
- jagged or stray teeth (sometimes called a “snaggletooth” smile)
The Veneer Placement Procedure
The first step of the veneer placement procedure is to remove a small amount of enamel from the front of the tooth. The amount of enamel that has to be removed is relatively small compared to what is required of a crown—usually less than 1 mm. Next, an impression is taken so that a veneer can be custom-designed. When ready, the veneer is bonded to the front of the tooth and will stay in place for as many as twenty years.
Transform Your Smile
If you feel that it's time for a transformation this year, why not start with your teeth? Call your cosmetic dentist Dr. Saheed Lawal-Solarin at Lantern Dental in Desoto, TX at 972-274-9300 today.