Your smile goes a long way in creating a first impression in every situation, whether personal or professional. When you are embarrassed by chipped, malformed or discolored teeth, it is hard to deliver your best smile. Dental Solutions of Binghamton has a number of options to offer our patients that suffer from misshapen teeth. Dental veneers are an excellent choice for correcting a variety of physical and cosmetic issues with your teeth. Keep reading to learn more about dental veneers and how they can improve the aesthetics of your smile.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells bonded to the front of teeth to improve their appearance. They cover the entire visible surface of a tooth, from the top to the biting edge. Veneers can be used to correct teeth that are discolored or misshapen, improve the alignment of your teeth, or close gaps between your teeth. Our dentists use high-quality materials, like tooth-colored porcelain, to create them.
The process of getting veneers usually only requires two visits to the office. To prepare a tooth for a veneer, we will reshape the tooth surface to a depth that is nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be applied to the tooth surface. We then create a model, or impression, of your tooth. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory, where your veneer is created. While you are waiting for your permanent veneers, temporary dental veneers can be used.
During your second visit, we will apply your new dental veneers with bonding cement. The cement is hardened with a white light. The change in your smile is noticeable immediately.
Why Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are made from porcelain, as it can be shaped to fit each patient’s needs. The material has a reflective quality to it that mimics the enamel on your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers can also be dyed any color you desire, so they work well for people who want to brighten their smile. The result is a natural looking smile. In addition, porcelain veneers are strong and durable, keeping your smile looking great for years to come with regular oral care routine of daily brushing and flossing when paired with regular dentist visits.
If you want to know more about dental veneers or have questions about other cosmetic dental procedures to enhance your smile, contact Dental Solutions of Binghamton. Our qualified team of prosthodontists—Dr. Ronald Sambursky, Dr. Fritz Zietsman and Dr. David DiPalma– is always ready to help you with several smile restoration solutions. Get in touch to schedule your consultation today.