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what are veneersWanting a beautiful smile is about more than mere vanity. It’s a great way to boost your confidence. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have a perfectly straight, shiny smile. Veneers are the perfect solution for people with teeth that are stained, chipped, or have gaps. They go beyond what traditional braces can achieve. Even after years of braces, teeth can still fall short of being perfect. Veneers are a permanent option for achieving the perfect smile. When it comes to choosing whether or not veneers are the right answer for you, it’s important to have all the right information. Here is all about what veneers are, how they work, and where you can get them.

How Do Veneers Work?

Veneers are a thin piece of porcelain that is used to recreate the natural look of teeth while simultaneously providing strength and resilience comparable to tooth enamel. They are made to fit your teeth perfectly and bond to your tooth’s natural enamel. In order for the veneer to be attached, a small portion of your natural tooth’s enamel is removed. This is what makes the procedure irreversible. The removal of the tooth enamel is to make room for the veneer. An impression of your teeth is then made and sent off to a lab to make a custom veneer. The veneer is then placed on each designated tooth with an adhesive and cement. After the veneer is in, it acts just like natural teeth.

Where Can I Get Veneers?

Many dental offices now offer veneers as a cosmetic dental option. Dr. Ross Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers porcelain veneers that can fix cosmetic dental issues in two weeks what may take years to do with traditional braces. They use thin layers of custom shaped porcelain and permanently bonds it to the front surface of your teeth. A two-visit process is used to apply the veneer. The first visit involved preparing the teeth in the areas that the veneers will be applied, taking impressions, and sending the impressions off to a lab to be custom made. The second visit involves cementing the actual veneer to the tooth. After the veneer is cemented on, you are able to use your teeth just like you did before.

Like most people, you want a beautiful smile to help boost your confidence. Veneers offer you that possibility. The thin porcelain recreates the natural look of your teeth while providing strength and stability to your whole mouth. If you want to achieve that perfect smile, contact Ross Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today, at 559-732-3972.