Everyone wants a bright, white, happy, celebrity smile. Your smile is often the first things others notice about you and you want to feel confident when you meet new people. Fortunately, as dental technology advances, there are more and more options to improve and repair your smile to catch the right kind of attention. One cosmetic dentistry option that Dr. Cieplak offers is veneers.
Veneers cover the front of your teeth and are a sort of custom-designed shell. They are extremely thin and are matched as closely as possible to the rest of your teeth. They can cover up tooth decay, crooked teeth, stains, chips and other imperfections that drive you crazy. Because a small part of the natural tooth is removed to place the veneer, they are often irreversible.
What Are Veneers Made Of?
Typically, veneers are made from porcelain or a composite resin. Once a part of the tooth has been removed, a mold is taken of the tooth that needs a veneer. With porcelain veneers, the mold is sent out to a lab and the tooth is designed and sent back to be placed a few days later. Composite resin veneers can often be designed and shaped in office. Regardless of the type of veneer, the impression is bonded to the imperfect teeth with resin cement.
Maintaining Your Veneers
Veneers are an ideal way to improve an imperfect smile because they don’t require any special care of maintenance above your natural teeth. If you are brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and seeing a dental health professional at least every six months for a cleaning and examination, your veneers should hold up for a long while.
If you wonder if veneers are the right option for you to repair your smile, contact Cieplak Dental today to schedule an appointment with a professional that can discuss the benefits with you and help you determine what will work best for your goals.