Imagine going through life knowing your smile is always picture perfect. Imagine knowing that no matter what you do or how long you live, your teeth are going to stay strong, naturally white and perfectly proportioned. Does that sound like something you’d like to have? If so, then you may want to look into veneers: extremely thin, narrow strips of high-grade dental material that go over your teeth, protecting them and allowing you to customize their appearance.
That might sound a little fancy – but here’s what it is, and how it works.
Reasons to Get Veneers
Your teeth are made up of several layers. The innermost ones are soft, and the outermost one – the enamel – is the hard, white, durable material that we all think of when we hear the word “teeth”.
Enamel is naturally strong and light-coloured. The problem is that as time goes on, enamel can become discolored, chipped and otherwise damaged. When this happens, there’s not much you can do because enamel doesn’t grow back.
This also applies to all those who have a naturally thin, discolored or damaged layer of enamel, whether from birth or for other reasons. If your teeth aren’t naturally white and strong now, there’s not much you can do to change that… Or at least there wasn’t until quite recently.
That’s when dentists figured out a way to attach thin, hard strips of medical-grade dental material over your existing enamel. This is what’s called a veneer – and a veneer effectively “replaces” the outer part of your enamel seamlessly.
This means you can enjoy the look, function and feel of naturally strong teeth. You can choose the color and shape of each individual tooth. Best of all, you can protect your own natural teeth with a material that can easily last you a lifetime without showing any signs of yellowing, graying or deformation.
How the Process Works
The process of getting veneers is fairly straightforward. First, you come in to get screened for any current dental problems you have. It’s important these are fixed before the veneers have been applied to your teeth. Then, a dentist needs to get a mold of your bite so they can order your veneers from a dental lab.
Once they’ve been made, you come in to get them attached – all in 1 go or batch by batch, depending on how many you need and your individual needs and wants. All that’s necessary is for the dentist to remove a microlayer of your current enamel to make space for the veneers.
At the end of the procedure, you’ll have a new set of “enamel” that’s identical to your organic dental matter in look and function. Better yet, you’ll be able to rest safe knowing that your veneers don’t yellow and tarnish the same way the same way natural teeth do.
If you’d like to find out more about getting veneers or replacing the one(s) you have right now, simply call us at (480) 830-5100. We’ll be more than happy to give you a free consultation.