Prevention is key when it comes to maintaining good oral health. To ensure that potential dental issues are caught early, it is recommended that even those without pressing concerns visit our dental team every six months for a professional dental hygiene teeth cleaning and exam. This regular check-up enables us to evaluate your oral health comprehensively, detect any issues using X-rays, and remove stains, plaque, and tartar from your teeth. Additionally, we offer an oral cancer screening and use an ultrasonic scaler to clean teeth more comfortably than traditional scraping tools. We are also happy to provide advice for your at-home oral care routine. By taking these preventative measures, we can address any problems, such as cavities and gum disease, while they are still minor.
Are veneers right for me?
Veneers mimic the natural appearance of your teeth with a very thin layer of porcelain. Before bonding the veneers to your existing teeth, one of the qualified dentists goes tooth-by-tooth to fit each veneer. Veneers hide defects like stains, cracks, holes, or misshapen teeth. They also help strengthen weak teeth.
Porcelain remains the most stain-resistant material for making veneers, though may also be created out of resin composite materials. Porcelain also tends to look more like your natural enamel. A member of the qualified dental team presents your options and recommends the best type for your specific needs.
What should I expect if I decide to get veneers?
The process begins with a consultation to discuss your goals and determine the best type of veneers for your needs, after which you return for a follow-up appointment. At this appointment, one of the professional cosmetic dental experts takes off a minuscule amount of enamel from the surface of your existing teeth to shape them in preparation for the veneers. After your teeth have been prepared, your dental specialist makes an impression of your teeth so the dental lab can create custom veneers that are an exact fit for your mouth.
When the veneers arrive from the lab, you return to the office and have them custom-fitted to each of your teeth. After cleaning and etching the surface of your teeth to prepare them for the bonding process, the dental expert applies a special cement and light source that causes the adhesive to bond securely to the porcelain. In no time your veneers are permanently in place, and you have a new and improved smile!
What are some advantages of veneers?
Veneers provide a natural-looking way to correct crooked, cracked, or misshapen teeth. They offer these benefits, too:
- Resistance to stains
- Well-tolerated by your gums
- Ability to lighten darker teeth, so they appear whiter
- Aesthetically pleasing with minimal dental work
- Strengthen teeth
- Less expensive than some other dental procedures like crowns
To learn more about how to improve your smile and the convenience of custom veneers, schedule a consultation using the online booking tool or call Loveland Dental Group today.