Do you have small chips, cracks, or other minor imperfections that affect your front teeth? If so, our cosmetic dentist in Hobart, IN, may recommend the veneers procedure. Porcelain veneers can greatly improve the appearance of your front teeth so you can smile with confidence.
Our cosmetic dentist will need to evaluate your smile and medical history to determine the best treatment options. Regardless of whether you’re interested in improving the health and/or aesthetics of your smile, you can count on our team to tailor your treatment plan to your unique needs.
You may be a candidate for the veneers procedure if you have small chips, cracks, gaps, or stains affecting your front teeth. Porcelain veneers may also be used to improve the appearance of slightly misshapen teeth in the “smile zone.” As the name suggests, the “smile zone” refers to the front teeth that show when you smile and laugh.
To repair a tooth with structural damage, our dentist may recommend a dental crown or other procedure to restore the full health and function of your smile. Since each patient is different, you won’t know if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers until you meet with our cosmetic dentist.
2. We’ll Prepare Your Teeth for the Veneers
In general, the dental veneers procedure takes two visits to our office. During your first appointment, our dentist will need to remove a thin layer of enamel from the fronts of your teeth. This is to ensure there’s adequate space for us to place the dental veneers. Some, but not all, patients require local anesthesia for this step. For this reason, our dentist and staff will monitor your comfort levels closely throughout your appointment.
Next, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab that will be making your veneer restorations. While you wait for the lab, we’ll place temporary veneers over your teeth to protect them in the meantime.
3. We’ll Cement the Permanent Veneers in Place
When you arrive for your second appointment, your permanent veneers will be ready. During your visit, our dentist will remove the temporary veneers from your teeth and position the permanent ones in place. He’ll also ensure that the new veneers are the perfect size, shape, and shade. That way, your porcelain dental veneers will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Once our dentist is pleased with the way your new veneers look and fit, he’ll remove them from your teeth. Then, he’ll prepare the fronts of your teeth for the bonding process. This process involves cleaning the teeth to remove any bacteria that could get trapped between your natural enamel and veneers. It also involves etching the front surfaces of the receiving teeth so the dental veneers can create a strong, long-lasting bond.
For the final step, the dentist will bond the veneers in place and check your bite. The result is an attractive smile you’ll be proud to show off to the world.
Call Ridgewood Dental PC
Our cosmetic dentist in Hobart, IN, is accepting new patients and would be more than happy to welcome you to our practice. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for the veneers procedure, please call Ridgewood Dental PC at (219) 947-2922. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.
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