Posts for: April, 2016
There's no reason to feel self-conscious or embarrassed about your smile. Porcelain veneers offer an ideal way to hide those imperfections that make you want to give up smiling. Dr. Sam Malouf, your St. Clair Shores, MI dentist at Malouf Family Dentistry, explains how veneers can improve your smile.
Veneers are the solution to many cosmetic dental issues
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are attached to the fronts of your teeth. Because translucent porcelain looks very much like your natural tooth enamel, no one will ever know that you're wearing veneers. They're a good choice if you're concerned about:
- Gaps: If you don't like the way your gaps look, or you're tired of constantly cleaning food from them, porcelain veneers are an ideal solution. They'll cover those small gaps and simplify your oral hygiene routine.
- Discoloration: Root canal treatment, large fillings and tetracycline treatment can darken a tooth. When you cover the tooth with a veneer, the discoloration vanishes. Veneers can also be used to whiten your entire smile. Since veneers are very resistant to staining, they offer better long-term results than teeth whitening.
- Chips and breaks: Chipped, broken teeth can be unattractive and uncomfortable. Veneers restore your smile and cover problem areas.
- Oddly shaped teeth: Do you have a tooth that stands out from the rest? Maybe it's twisted, eroded or just a little too short. No matter what the problem, adding a veneer to the tooth will help it blend in with surrounding teeth.
The veneer process is simple
Filing the front surfaces of your teeth slightly is the first step in the process. Your St. Clair Shores dentist will remove a little enamel to make sure that your new veneers fit well without adding bulk to your teeth. After he files your teeth, he'll make an impression of them, which a dental laboratory will use to create your new veneers.
In a week or two, the veneers will be ready, and you'll return to the office. Your dentist will make any necessary adjustments and bond the veneers to your teeth with dental cement and a special curing light.
Are you ready to revitalize your smile with dental veneers? Call Dr. Malouf, your St. Clair Shores, MI dentist at Malouf Family Dentistry, at (586) 772-9020 and schedule an appointment today. Show off your smile with veneers!