As far as cosmetic dentistry procedures go, dental veneers distinguish themselves not only in their effectiveness in covering trouble areas in patients’ mouths, but also as great examples of the art that goes into the practice. Each veneer is custom formed in a dental lab for each individual tooth — no two are the same, and the level of craftsmanship shown in veneers reflects well on the people who create them.
That said, the results once they’re in place that are equally impressive. When they were first introduced many, many years ago, early practices and materials meant that more often than not it was pretty easy to spot someone who’d had the procedure done. Today’s modern veneers, however, are completely indistinguishable from natural teeth; they are not just individually shaped but often individually colored and color-matched to surrounding existing teeth.
Another great thing about veneers is how quickly they can be done. Again, in the old days the process was a long a tedious one; today’s veneers are often crafted, fitted and installed in just a couple of visits. Advances in cosmetic dentistry and the materials dentists use have made dental veneers thinner and stronger — today’s veneers can be designed to be a little less thick than a contact lens, meaning very little existing tooth material is being replaced.
Finally, unlike the dental veneers of old, modern veneers are exceptionally durable and stain resistant; adhering to a regular routine of basic dental hygiene such as brushing and flossing — and scheduling regular visits to your dentist for cleaning and inspection — is all you need to do to maintain a beautiful smile. For more information about dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry options available at this office, please call us today!