How dental veneers from Cedar Rapids can enhance your smile
If you are getting a bit older, you may have noticed your smile aging too. Aging can cause your tooth enamel to become thinner, exposing the layer underneath called dentin. This layer is yellow, and it becomes darker as you age. The overall effect is a dull, darkening smile.
Now, thanks to state-of-the-art materials and techniques, you can renew your smile. The answer is dental veneers! Your dentists at The Dental Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, want to share the facts about what dental veneers can do for your smile.
Dental veneers can correct many cosmetic issues with your teeth, including:
- Excessive wear or chipping due to aging
- Cracks or damage due to trauma
- Tooth overlap or gaps due to genetics
- Stains or discolorations due to medications or lifestyle
Dental veneers are thin sheaths of porcelain or plastic which are cemented over the front surfaces of your teeth. Typically your new veneers will take between two and three appointments:
Your first appointment is a consultation appointment during which you and your dentists will review how your veneers will look and what you can expect during treatment.
The second appointment is a tooth preparation appointment during which a minimal amount of tooth structure is removed (just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers) and molds are taken of your teeth. These molds are sent off to a dental laboratory, where skilled dental artists will create your veneers.
The third appointment is the final cementation of your new veneers after they have been sent back from the dental laboratory. Your dentists in Cedar Rapids will teach you everything there is to know about caring for your new veneers.
To view amazing before-and-after photos of actual Cedar Rapids patients, please visit the Smile Gallery page on the website at http://www.crdentalcenter.com/gallery.html
If you have a dull smile, it’s time to renew your smile with dental veneers! For more information about veneers or to schedule a consultation appointment call The Dental Center in Cedar Rapids, IA. Don’t wait to get the smile you deserve, call today!