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Big changes in your appearance don't have to involve extensive or time-consuming dental work. Dental veneers offer a simple way to revitalize your smile. Westminster, CO, dentist Dr. Alexander Smith explains how veneers can transform your smile.
Veneers cover common flaws
Veneers are tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain that are just about as thick as a contact lens. When they're applied to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement, they make imperfections in your tooth enamel disappear. Before you can receive your veneers, a tiny amount of tooth enamel must be removed in our Westminster office. A local anesthetic may be used during this step in the process, although so little enamel is removed that you might not need it. After the enamel is removed, an impression of your teeth will be made. The impression will be used by dental lab technicians who will create your new porcelain veneers.
Veneers are an excellent choice if you have visible chips or cracks in teeth. Although these problems may not threaten the integrity of your teeth, they can be unsightly. Applying a veneer or two conceals flaws and offers a dramatic smile transformation. Veneers can also be used to conceal discolorations caused by trauma to a tooth, tetracycline use, large fillings or root canal therapy. Is the surface of a tooth pitted, bumpy or uneven? Adding a veneer keeps those imperfections hidden away.
Changing the shape or length of a tooth is easy with veneers
Does one of your teeth look a little odd? Sometimes, the rest of your teeth can be perfectly straight, while one tooth is a little crooked or twisted. Because the problem only affects one or two teeth, there's no need for orthodontic treatment, but that doesn't mean that the problem can't be corrected. Your new veneer will ensure that the tooth matches the shape of surrounding teeth.
Veneers also extend the length of short teeth. When your permanent teeth first appeared, you may have noticed that one tooth was shorter than others, but assumed that there was nothing you could do to correct the flaw. Short teeth can also occur if you grind your teeth at night. Thanks to veneers, a noticeably short tooth will no longer be an issue.
Are you ready to find out if veneers are a good option for you? Call Westminster, CO, dentist Dr. Alexander Smith at (303) 427-8690 to schedule an appointment.
Are you ready to find out the many ways cosmetic dentistry could revamp your smile for the better?
Are you looking to get a smile makeover? Have you been wondering more and more whether you should turn to cosmetic dentistry to get the smile you’ve been dreaming of? If so, this is where our Westminster, CO cosmetic dentist, Dr. Alexander Smith, comes in. We offer a full range of dental services to meet your needs and give you a smile you can be proud of.
Some of the cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer in Westminster include:
The same tooth-colored resin that’s used to fill a cavity can also be used to cover aesthetic issues on one or more teeth. Of course, bonding won’t require anesthesia or drilling (unless of course we need to remove decay first). Bonding is great for more conservative changes like covering small stains, chips, cracks and even gaps between teeth without going through extensive or time-consuming cosmetic dentistry.
This treatment can be performed on its own or along with dental bonding to help reshape teeth easily and non-invasively. By shaving off a very minute amount of enamel, we can smooth down pointy teeth and improve their shape. Again, just like bonding, it won’t be able to tackle more severe issues but it can be great for smaller problems.
If you are dealing with spacing issues, minor misalignments, cracks, chips and discolorations that bonding can’t handle then turn to porcelain veneers. These thin tooth-colored shells are adhered to the front surface of your teeth to cover these flaws so that the only thing people will see is a straight, even and beautiful smile.
Is your coffee habit leading to some pretty nasty dental stains? Or perhaps you are experiencing stains as a result of just getting older. It happens. Fortunately, our dentist has a fast and effective way to get your smile several shades whiter. You can choose to have more than one whitening session to continue to boost your results, while some patients may be thoroughly satisfied with their smile after only one treatment.
If you want to achieve an award-winning smile then put your smile in the hands of our dental experts at The Family Dentist in Westminster, CO. We are here to meet your smile goals.