How Veneers Improve Your Smile
By Transcendental, LLC
October 08, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Would your smile look much better if you didn't have that little chip or other imperfection? Veneers can help you enhance your appearance, and if you are interested in them, Clifton, NJ, cosmetic dentist Dr. Toan Bui is the man you need to see.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers improve your teeth by concealing minor flaws in your tooth enamel. The thin porcelain shells are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth with dental cement. During your first veneer appointment, your Clifton cosmetic dentist will remove a tiny amount of enamel to ensure a perfect fit. He'll also make an impression of your teeth which a dental laboratory technician will use to create your custom veneers. At your second appointment, your dentist will temporarily apply the veneers with water or glycerin and make any necessary adjustments before attaching them.

Are Veneers a Good Choice for Me?

Veneers are an excellent option for many cosmetic issues. In addition to covering chips in teeth, they're also used to conceal other imperfections, such as uneven surfaces and small cracks.

Is one of your teeth darker than the others? The problem can occur due to childhood use of tetracycline, an injury to the tooth, or a dental procedure. Your new veneer will match the color of surrounding teeth, improving the appearance of your smile. Stain-resistant veneers also offer an alternative to teeth whitening treatment, as you'll be asked to choose the degree of whiteness your prefer. Your dentist can make the veneers look even whiter by selecting lighter-colored dental cement.

A single crooked or twisted tooth can ruin the symmetry of your smile. Applying a veneer completely changes the shape of your tooth, helps it blend into your smile, and can also lengthen short teeth (if desired). Additionally, gaps between teeth can be hidden with dental veneers, though larger gaps may require orthodontic treatment.

How Will I Care for My New Veneers?

Brushing and flossing your teeth will keep your veneers in good shape. Although you will need to avoid abrasive kinds of toothpaste, as they may scratch your new smile.

If you are interested in veneers, please call Clifton, NJ, cosmetic dentist Dr. Toan Bui at (973) 458-9899 to schedule an appointment today!