Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.
Having damaged teeth affects your life in many ways, from the way you feel about yourself to how others see you. It may all be too much, but veneers give you the chance to smile with confidence again. Make sure this restorative option is right for you by knowing some information about it.
A Multi-Step Process
If you're hoping veneers are a quick fix to your teeth problems, you're wrong. Getting veneers is a multi-stage process that takes some time to complete. First, your dentist must analyze the current condition of your teeth, determining whether or not you're a good fit for veneers.
If you are, molds are made so that the actual set of veneers fit your mouth and gums to perfection. Until the final veneers are made, though, you must wear a trial set. Your natural teeth must also be worked on, a process that involves making them smaller and thinner. Then, the veneers are secured in place.
Just because veneers are not real teeth and are designed to last a long time, doesn't mean you can neglect their care. Keeping veneers in great condition and looking shiny actually involves a lot of work.
To keep them as white as possible, you need to brush and floss on a daily basis. Try to avoid using abrasive toothpaste and toothbrushes with hard bristles, as they could damage your veneers. Then, you may have to worry about a lengthy and costly restorative procedure.
Since you can't whiten your veneers like you can with natural teeth, which have enamel, it's important to avoid drinking beverages that cause stains. These include coffee, sugary sodas, tea, and other dark beverages.
Getting veneers takes time and can be costly, so why should you get them? For one, they can be used to fill in large gaps. This gives you a complete smile, which in turn boosts your confidence. You'll then feel more confident in social settings where there are a lot of people.
Veneers can also change your teeth from yellow to white, without any help from whitening agents. There are also many different types of veneers you can have put on, depending on your budget and dental needs.
When it comes to improving your smile, consider veneers as a cosmetic option after you've had time to weigh the pros and cons. Then, you can make the right dental decision with confidence. Contact a company like Leo Uicker DDS for more information and assistance.Share
15 November 2017