Do you have gaps between your front teeth? Maybe your smile is crooked? No matter the flaws, it’s easy to feel insecure about your imperfect teeth. Braces can give you the straight smile you crave, but no one wants to deal with the appearance of brackets and wires. There are less visible solutions, like Invisalign, but you’ll still need to wait several months to get the results you want. What if you could get a straight smile almost instantly? Porcelain veneers in Westmont can make your teeth look straighter after just 2 appointments.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment because they can correct several issues using one procedure, including minor alignment concerns. A veneer is a thin shell bonded to the front surface of your tooth to improve its color, size, shape, and proportion.
You might be picturing a Chicklet-looking smile; however, veneers have undergone several enhancements in recent years. Porcelain makes them more realistic for a smile that looks natural. Not to mention, porcelain allows veneers to be thinner, so less of your tooth is removed during the bonding process for a less invasive treatment.
Can Veneers Fix My Crooked Teeth?
Veneers are a versatile treatment because they can improve several aesthetic concerns, like dark tooth discoloration that won’t respond to whitening treatments. While veneers are often recommended to fix chipped, cracked, or abnormally shaped teeth, they can also be used as an alternative to braces. Veneers can cover minor alignment issues and small gaps to make your teeth appear straighter. You won’t need to spend months wearing braces.
Although veneers are effective for hiding alignment issues, there are limitations. Your cosmetic dentist in Westmont will evaluate your smile and discuss the results you want to achieve to ensure you’re a candidate for them. If your alignment concerns are too complex, you can still get the results you want, but it will take a little longer. Clear aligners can discreetly move your teeth in about 12 months.
What Can I Expect?
If you’re a candidate for veneers, you’ll be scheduled for your appointment. Since the treatment is less invasive, often all that’s needed is a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. After your teeth are cleaned, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel to ensure the veneer sits flush on your tooth. A digital impression is taken to get the information necessary to craft your veneer to meet your exact needs. This can take a couple of weeks, so your dentist will attach a temporary one in the meantime. In about 2 weeks, you’ll return to your dental office to have your permanent veneer bonded to your tooth.
If you’re ready to get the straight smile you deserve, take the first step to improved confidence. Schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist.
About Dr. Jason Hong
Dr. Hong has completed over 300 hours of continuing education each year since earning his dental degree. He provides advanced services to help his patients achieve their best smiles. If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.