If you have chipped, cracked or broken teeth or you are simply fed up with yellowed enamel, dental veneers may be just what you need to feel beautiful and proud of your smile once again. While they were once used in the world of Hollywood, everyone now has access to these amazing dental options.
Dental veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain or ceramic that are customized to fit your teeth exactly. You may choose to have only one veneer to cover a chipped or broken tooth, or you may choose a row of veneers to change the brightness and symmetry of your smile altogether. Because each veneer is crafted specifically for your tooth, it will fit exactly and appear completely natural. Thanks to the ease of placing dental veneers as well as their long history of safety, these are some of the most popular options available in the field of cosmetic dentistry today.
Dental veneers are designed to treat a variety of problems, including those listed above, as well as slightly crooked teeth and tooth gaps. If you are thinking of getting veneers placed, you should have good oral health, should take good care of your teeth and gums on a daily basis and have enough tooth enamel to allow the veneers to be placed. Veneers may not be right for you if you have significant tooth decay, periodontal disease or oral infections.
When you arrive for your first consultation, we will discuss your dental goals with you in detail. After we listen to what you want to accomplish in your mouth, we will let you know if veneers are the right choice. Typically, we need to take X-rays of your teeth to ensure that your mouth is healthy. Once we know that you are a good candidate for this procedure, we will grind away a bit of enamel from each tooth to allow us to attach the veneer, and we will take impressions of your teeth. We can even show you what your smile will look like once your veneers are on. The impressions we take will help us get the shape and size of your veneers just right.
At your second appointment, we will place the veneers on the teeth. We will place an acid gel on each tooth to be covered to create a rough surface for attaching the veneers. After applying a bonding agent, we will cement each veneer on carefully. A curing light will help the bonding agent harden.
When you choose our cosmetic dentistry office in Little Rock, you can get your perfect smile in no time with dental veneers. Whether you have suffered an injury that has broken one tooth or you are tired of feeling embarrassed over yellow or brown-tinged teeth, you can turn to us as your trusted dental providers.
We will ensure that your goals for your smile are reached in the quickest and most comfortable manner possible. In only two sessions, you can have the smile of your dreams. Call the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS, to schedule your appointment today!