Do you hold your hand in front of your mouth when you smile? Are you always missing from family photos for fear of your teeth being seen for decades to come? Do you feel self-conscious when a laugh catches you off guard and you smile wide before you can stop yourself? If so, then it's definitely time for you to do something about the condition of your teeth. Dental veneers can be used to correct a lot of cosmetic conditions with your teeth including discoloration, gaps, chips, slight crookedness and others. Learn about the process for having dental veneers put on in this article.
At your first dental exam
When you and your dentist decide veneers are a good option, the dentist will prepare your teeth. This is done by grinding them down just enough for the veneers to fit on them so they all fit correctly against one another. They will also grind your teeth down to achieve an acceptable shape, so the veneers will go on without problems.
They will have you bite down on a mold that will make an accurate impression of your mouth. This mold, any special instructions and the color and shade your veneers are to be will be sent to a dental lab. The lab will make the veneers and send them back once they are complete. If they deem it necessary, they may put temporary veneers on to hold you over until your permanent ones come in. At this point, you will be given an appointment to come back in and have them put on.
When you go in to have the veneers put on
When you come in, the dentist will put the veneers on your teeth and make sure they fit correctly. They will remove them and clean your teeth to remove any plaque and bacteria from the surfaces. Bonding material will be put on each tooth and the dentist will put the veneers back on. After all the veneers are on your teeth, the dentist will clean them again to remove any material that came out and got on them during the process.
When you leave the office that day, you will be leaving with permanent veneers that give you the smile you have wanted. They feel natural and look so real that no one will suspect they aren't your own. Now you can laugh and smile knowing you look good. You'll be surprised at how unthreatening the camera may become. To learn more, contact a company like Belgrade Dental Associates.