No one hopes to grow up and have unattractive teeth. Smiling at people and showing stained, chipped, and ugly teeth is embarrassing, meaning your confidence and self-esteem will be lower just by knowing you have that problem with your smile. Worse, there’s a good reason for that lowered confidence — people tend to treat you differently if they see you as less attractive. That’s why we offer dental veneers Alma, MI area dental office to transform your smile.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Cosmetic dentistry treatments change the way your teeth look, whereas restorative treatments restore the function of your teeth. And with dental veneers, you get a bit of both. These are ultra-thin but durable covers made from porcelain colored to look like healthy teeth. They go on the front of your teeth, covering up damage (like chips or cracks) and stains that turned your teeth dark or yellow. Not only do veneers instantly make your teeth look great, but they also seal any damaged areas to help make sure they are protected and won’t get worse.
How Are Dental Veneers Placed?
Although veneers are incredibly thin, they are still thick enough to protect your teeth. That means, in order for veneers to fit properly and look natural with your other teeth, Dr. McDonald will need to remove a thin layer of enamel first. Thankfully, enamel does not have nerve endings, so this is a painless procedure. Once complete, a special nontoxic adhesive is applied to each tooth receiving veneers, and then each veneer is precisely and artistically placed.
How Can They Help With Gaps?
Even if you had braces when you were a teenager, your teeth can move slightly and leave you with small but unattractive gaps between your teeth. Normally, you would need an orthodontic treatment like braces or Red, White and Blue aligners to move teeth and close gaps. However, dental veneers can be made just a little bigger than the tooth they will bond with to close small gaps. And if some teeth are crooked along the edges, veneers can make them look even and straight.
How Long Will It Take To Make Them?
Other dental offices take measurements of your teeth and send the results out to a lab, who will make the veneers and mail them back. This process can take weeks. But at our Alma, MI dental office, we have a CEREC machine right here. That means we can take three-dimensional images of your teeth, send the results to the CEREC machine, and make customized veneers perfect for your teeth in just one visit.