There are many different cosmetic dental treatments that are available to help improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers Wagga are an extremely popular choice for cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are used to disguise a range of imperfections on the surface of your teeth. They help to disguise chips and cracks on your teeth, stains on your teeth, misalignment issues of the teeth that do not need braces to fix and minor gaps between the teeth.
Are veneers suitable for you?
To find out more about veneers you need to speak to your dentist and book an appointment for a thorough dental examination. Your dentist will make sure that your teeth are clean and healthy and your gums are strong and free of disease. This is important for any form of cosmetic dental treatment including veneers. If your teeth are affected by decay or disease then cosmetic dental treatment may not be appropriate or suitable for you. You will need to undergo restorative dental care to treat any cavities or tooth decay and address any signs of gum disease for successful cosmetic dental treatment. If your dentist is happy that your teeth are strong and your gums are healthy then you are ready to transform your smile. You may be recommended to undergo a thorough scale and polish to remove any excess plaque and tartar that may be on the surface of your teeth or in between the teeth.
Veneers – the process
Once you are ready, X-rays, photographs and an intraoral scan will be taken of your mouth to create a digital image. This can be used to find out how your teeth will look following cosmetic dental treatment. Together you and your dentist can decide on the colour, size and shape of your veneers as well as confirmation of how many veneers you need and whether you are replacing some of your teeth or all of your teeth. Once you are happy with how the veneers look and feel, the final set of veneers can be manufactured for you.
You will have to visit the dentist for the preparation of your teeth. During this appointment a small layer of enamel is removed from your teeth to prepare them for veneers. This helps your veneers to be fitted and bonded securely to the surface of the teeth. This can be done without the need for an anaesthetic, however if you are affected by sensitivity or dental phobia then you can speak to the dentist about getting an anaesthetic or other sedation techniques.
First you will be provided with a temporary set of your veneers to help you trial what your veneers will look and feel like. Veneers can last for 10 to 20 years, therefore it is important that you make the correct decision for you. The temporary veneers can last for up to 2 weeks and during this time you can decide whether there needs to be any changes or if you are happy with the shape, size, colour and feel of your veneers. Once you are happy with your veneers your final set of veneers will be prepared for you. The dentist will use a high-quality bonding agent to attach each of the veneers to the surface of your teeth. Within a few weeks you will have a smile that you can be proud to show off to the world.
Disclaimer: All treatments carry risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.