Cosmetic dentistry focuses largely on helping patients to feel and look their best. Since our smiles make a first, and often lasting, impression on others, it is important that we feel good about our appearance. Though cosmetic dentists do not treat the oral disease directly, the work performed to enhance your smile will inspire you to keep up with regular dental cleaning and oral hygiene.
If you are currently unhappy with the general appearance of your teeth, you may be interested in veneers. Porcelain veneers are custom made, fine shells that are secured to the front of your natural teeth. These tooth-colored objects that give the appearance of perfectly-shaped teeth create a flawless smile that you will be proud to show off. If you are considering getting porcelain veneers and need more information, contact Detailed Dental Care today.
Benefits of Veneers
There may be many reasons why you may decide to get veneers. A common motivation is to take away the presence of discoloration. Teeth may become discolored after too much exposure to fluoride when sizable fillings are present in the teeth, and after getting a root canal. People generally value pearly white teeth, which is something made possible through the placement of veneers as they resist all stains.
Veneers are also beneficial for individuals who have cracked teeth or teeth that have become worn down over time. Veneers will cover the presence of fractures and display teeth that have an ideal evenness. Veneers can correct the look of gapped teeth, asymmetrical shapes, and misalignment. If you want to make your teeth more aesthetically pleasing because of these or other issues, veneers may be a good option for you.
Taking Care of Veneers
Getting veneers is an irreversible process that involves filing down the enamel of your teeth. Therefore, it is imperative that you treat them with the utmost care in order to avoid any damage to them. It is important to continue practicing appropriate oral hygiene. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid scratching the polish of the veneers and avoid the more coarse toothpaste.
Keeping a good oral hygiene routine will also help you avoid the negative effects of periodontal disease. Diseased gums may recede, exposing portions of veneer that may be considered unflattering. Take measures to avoid grinding your teeth. Just as your natural teeth are at risk of breaking down due to constant grinding, so too are veneers.
Lastly, ensure you attend regular six-month cleanings where a member of our team can perform oral health maintenance and confirm that your veneers are free of damage. We can assess any flaws and decide whether a repair must be made.
It is important to love the way you look, and your teeth are a big part of your image. If you lack confidence because of the current condition of your teeth, please know that there are options for you. Cosmetic dentistry exists to help you safely improve your image and enhance the way you feel about yourself. If you believe you are a good candidate for veneers, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals. Call Detailed Dental Care at (516) 875-6774 to schedule your consultation today.