What Can Veneers Fix?

If you have always had an issue with your smile, veneers could be an ideal option for you. Essentially, veneers are super-thin shells that go over your existing teeth’s front surface to enhance their look. Here at Franklin Dental in Franklin, IN, aside from dental veneers, Dr. Joshua Stevens, uses other cosmetic dentistry treatments to modify the look of your smile.

What Can Dental Veneers Do For You?

In a nutshell, veneers could conceal tooth flaws, improving your teeth’s appearance, and giving you that more symmetrical and radiant smile. They are commonly utilized for treating these cosmetic teeth concerns:

  • Worn-down teeth
  • Fractured or chipped teeth
  • Stained teeth due to discoloration from drugs such as tetracycline, root canal therapy, excessive fluoride, and other causes of stubborn stains that even in-office teeth bleaching can’t eliminate
  • Teeth with minor gaps between them
  • Uneven or crooked teeth, as well as irregularly-shaped teeth such as those that are too small or big or have bulges or craters in them

How to Find Out If Dental Veneers Are Right For You

You’ll have a comprehensive discussion with your dentist in Franklin, IN, and take x-rays of your teeth to see if they’re healthy enough to accommodate dental veneers. If your dentist discovers any issues with your teeth’s health, you may need to get those treated first before getting veneers.

During your next visit, your dentist will trim down your teeth and then take impressions of them to ensure an accurate fit for your dental veneers. The impressions will be used by the dental lab that will be fabricating your veneers. Once your dental veneers are ready, you’ll need to come into your dentist’s office again for the installation.

Your dentist will assess your veneer's shade, shape, and fit to ensure that they fit you perfectly. Your teeth will then be cleaned and roughened up to make certain that the veneers will stick to your teeth. Next, dental cement will be utilized for bonding the veneers to your teeth and ultraviolet light will be used for hardening the cement faster. And voila! You have a completely new smile.

To Learn More About Dental Veneers, Speak to Us

Arrange an appointment here at Franklin Dental in Franklin, IN, with your dentist Dr. Joshua Stevens by calling (317) 868-2672.

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