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How Will Dental Veneers Improve My Smile? August 30, 2018

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How Will Dental Veneers Improve My Smile?, Rochester, New York

If you are searching for an effective way to transform or restore your smile, your dentist has a variety of options available. Dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic services for those who want to improve the function and appearance of their teeth. If you’re considering this option, here is some information about these fixtures, how dentistry professionals place them, and how they will enhance your confidence and quality of life. 

A Dentist’s Guide to Dental Veneers 

1. What Are They?

Dental veneers are thin, durable shells made of porcelain. They are often recommended to patients who want to improve the look, strength, or shape of their smile. The veneers are bonded to the original enamel of the tooth or teeth during a series of office visits. Most treatments take 1-2 appointments to complete. 

2. How Does the Procedure Work? 

DentistThe process begins by cleaning the tooth and removing a small portion of enamel so that the veneer can fit. Next, the dentist will make an impression of your tooth and add a temporary fitting. This practice allows the laboratory time to create a custom fixture. The doctor will then remove the temporary surface, rinse and dry the enamel, and apply a special adhesive. Finally, they will place the veneer on the tooth and cure it with light, so it adheres. 

3. What Are the Benefits?

Many patients prefer dental veneers because they are custom-made to match the color and appearance of their teeth. As such, the unique process provides a beautiful and natural aesthetic. Besides improving confidence, dentists recommend veneers to patients who want to eliminate stains, fix chips and cracks, or fill unsightly gaps.

Since they are customizable, attractive, and permanently adhere to your teeth, you will never have to worry about them falling out or negatively impacting your smile. Also, veneers are durable and long-lasting, which means they will need replacement less often than other options. With proper oral care, they can remain in good condition for decades.

 

Whether you are interested in dental veneers or another option, family dentist Dr. David K. Skeels in Rochester, NY, offers free consultation exams and a relaxing atmosphere. To make an initial appointment to discuss your needs and preferences with this caring, local professional, call (585) 467-7000. For information about restorative and cosmetic services, including dentures and tooth implants, visit the website.

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