Having less than perfect-looking teeth is more common than you may think. Not everyone in the general population has teeth that can stand the test of high-definition television, wide-screen theater screens, and magazine covers. Most of us have flaws in our smile even after faithfully brushing two or three times daily, flossing every night, and practicing good oral hygiene.
Gaps between teeth, cracks, and less than perfect alignment are not always caused by neglect. Injury and genetic deficiencies can all contribute to a smile you are unhappy with in your adult years. If this sounds like you, then you need to learn more about the benefits of veneers in Santa Ana.
At LifeTime Smiles of OC, Dr. Kareem Abraham has used more than a decade of experience in advanced dental techniques to offer thousands of patients the opportunity to regain their smile and rebuild their self-confidence. His conservative approach and gentle chairside manner put his patients in a stress-free environment while they learn about the best options to give them the smile they desire.
What are veneers made from?
Veneers are crafted from porcelain or a composite material. Those made of porcelain are extremely durable, while composite veneers are more affordable and take less time to prepare. Dr. Abraham helps his patients decide which type is best suited to accomplish their goals.
What cosmetic dental problems can veneers correct?
Veneers are custom-made to be fit over your existing teeth. If you have teeth that are chipped, veneers can repair the chips and help prevent exposure to bacteria which can cause decay. Veneers can close unsightly gaps between teeth and aid in the prevention of gum disease. If you grind your teeth in your sleep or unconsciously while going about your daily routine, veneers can help the appearance of your worn-down teeth. Veneers are also designed to mask discoloration caused by coffee or tea stains, nicotine, or from the effects of aging.
Is getting veneers a long process?
Once you schedule an initial consultation and examination with Dr. Abraham, and it is determined that veneers are the proper course of treatment for your oral deficiencies, another appointment will be scheduled to prepare your teeth and take an impression that will be used to custom-make your veneers. In the interim, you will be fitted with temporary veneers to fit over your teeth. Then, when your permanent veneers are ready, you will return to have Dr. Abraham adhere them onto your teeth.
How do I maintain my dental veneers?
Just like with your natural teeth, veneers need daily brushing and flossing to keep their appearance at their best. While they are strong and durable, they can be damaged by nail biting, chewing on ice, or any other habits that could cause damage. Regular check-ups with Dr. Abraham are also important to properly maintaining your veneers.
If you are interested in learning more about how veneers can turn your less than eye-appealing teeth into a sparkling, WOW-factor smile, please contact us online, or call LifeTime Smiles of OC at.