This may sound strange, coming from a dentist, but teeth don’t have to be white to be healthy. In fact, sometimes less frequent use of whitening agents is a good idea. Why? Because over-whitening can actually weaken the enamel on your teeth.
Still, almost all of us would prefer to have a beautiful smile. Stained, discolored, chipped, or fractured teeth can be a social embarrassment. Some people actually become less social and more withdrawn due to their teeth.
If your teeth don’t show you in your best light, or if you’re afraid to smile, contact Tulip Tree Dental about dental veneers.
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin overlays that are affixed to your teeth. There are a variety of veneers available, but our practice offer e.max veneers.
Each veneer is a shell-like piece of material chosen to match the shade of your existing teeth. Or, if you want all your teeth to have veneers, you can choose the exact shade you want.
Do They Look Natural?
e.max veneers will completely hide gaps between teeth, staining and other discoloration, chips, misshapen teeth, and fractures. Your new veneers are made of porcelain. Just like different types of porcelain pottery are translucent, allowing different amounts of light to pass through and reflect, e.max porcelain veneers offer a very realistic appearance. The result is a beautiful, completely natural-looking smile that will dazzle.
Why Porcelain Veneers and not Some Other Kind?
Porcelain is a very strong and durable material. You e.max veneers should last a long time and look gorgeous while doing it. And porcelain veneers tend to outlast composite veneers which makes them a better value for most people.
Do I Have to Get Veneers on All My Teeth?
If you only need a few veneers, you can also choose to let us bleach your teeth safely to a healthy white. Your new veneers will then be matched to that shade.
What ‘s the Process Like?
Veneers are a permanent solution to white teeth and a dazzling smile. The entire process is much simpler than other permanent solutions. We’ll work together with you to decide on the exact shade of veneers you want and exactly how you want your smile to look. Then, we’ll take an impression of your teeth. That impression will guide the lab in creating your veneers.
Once they’re ready, your new e.max veneers are gently bonded to your existing teeth. Most people require no anesthetic or sedation of any kind. If you’re particularly sensitive or anxious about dental procedures, we’ll make sure you’re comfortable by using the right type and amount of anesthetic.
Veneers are well-tolerated by almost everyone. About a week after your veneers are placed, we may have you return to the office to evaluate how your veneers are performing and how your gums respond.
How Do I Take Care of Veneers?
Your porcelain veneers will remain dazzling by regular brushing with a non-abrasive toothpaste and flossing. You don’t have to worry that you’ll wear them down by brushing.
e.max veneers can easily handle any food in a normal diet. However, you should absolutely avoid biting into extremely hard things that would make you put unusual pressure on your teeth. For instance, trying to crack hard nuts with your teeth might cause one or more veneers to shatter. As a rule of thumb, if it could be bad for your teeth, it could be bad for your veneers.
Remember that your regular teeth are still underneath your new veneers, so regular checkups and cleanings necessary.
What if Something Breaks?
Again, with reasonable care, your new veneers will last a long time. If one does crack, contact us. We’ll have the exact information on file to create a perfect replacement.
You have the chance to have the smile you’ve always wanted, one that you’ll be proud to show. Many people report that having e.max veneers is a life-changing event. They feel more self-assured, more confident in social situations, and just better about themselves.
Whether you’re interested in e.max porcelain veneers or one of the other smile options that we offer, your first step is to schedule an appointment with Tulip Tree Dental Care. We’re proud to be one of the South Bend area’s premier cosmetic dentistry practices. this online form. Or, call us at 574-208-5668. We can’t wait to help you with your new smile!