Everything you need to know before investing in veneers

Article written by Elite Dental Group

A brilliant white smile can make an outstanding first impression. If you are not happy with your smile veneers may be a good option. Cosmetic veneers are one of the easiest, most non-invasive methods of repairing chipped, cracked, or stained teeth.

Here are a few things to consider before requesting veneers:

Veneers are made with thin, custom-made ceramic shells that attach to the front of teeth. The ceramic material is made to match the exact shade of whiteness to ensure an exact match. New dental methods now offer translucent veneers that provide a natural smile.

Veneers are best for people who want to keep their natural teeth but want substantial correction that whitening cannot offer. Additionally, people who have short mismatched teeth or those that look worn due to age can also benefit from veneers.

Getting fitted with veneers is a multi-step process that will involve 2-3 dental visits. The initial check-up will involve evaluating the patient’s smile. The dentist will then shave a thin layer of the patient’s teeth and then take an impression for temporary veneers. These will help the patient “test drive” their new teeth.

Once the porcelain veneers are ready, the dentist will request the patient to return to the clinic to have their temporary veneers removed and have their new veneers attached.

Most patients will feel that their gums are sore and uncomfortable for a few days after the procedure. Additionally, some may have tooth sensitivity to the bonding cement, which usually passes within a few days.

Dr. Andre Eliasian is one of the leading dentists in cosmetic dentistry in Glendale CA. His clinic offers several services using modern dentistry procedures which are non-invasive. If you are looking for tooth whitening in Glendale or oral surgery in Glendale call for an appointment.