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Dental Veneers Overview – With Dr. Ben Hanson

A Brownstown Dental Care blog post by Dr. Ben Hanson

Am I A Suitable Candidate For Veneers Or A Smile Design Case?

Transcript of the video: Am I A Suitable Candidate For Veneers, Or A Smile Design Case? With Dr. Hanson

What are veneers, and how does Smile Design really work?

Patients often ask me, “What are veneers and how does Smile Design really work?”

Veneers are a wonderful, minimally invasive solution for someone who wants to transform their smile in a very short period of time. Essentially, a veneer is a porcelain facing that is placed on top of your tooth. They can completely change the appearance of your teeth. We can adjust the midline, make the teeth taller or shorter, change their color, and alter their shape.

The beautiful thing about veneers is that we can achieve a complete smile transformation in a short period of time, and the results can last for many years.

People also ask, “What are the criteria for veneers?” or “Am I a suitable candidate for veneers or a Smile Design case?”

Veneers are generally ideal for people who have healthy teeth but are unhappy with their appearance. Perhaps their teeth are rotated, discolored, yellow, or they simply don’t like their shape. For these individuals, veneers are a brilliant solution for achieving a beautiful set of teeth exactly as they desire in a short amount of time.

However, even if you are not a candidate for veneers—perhaps due to infections, cavities, or bone loss—there are other cosmetic options available. With dental implants, we can change an entire smile and make it look just as beautiful as a veneer case. While veneers are typically for healthy teeth that may not look perfect, we have solutions to give you a perfect smile regardless of your dental situation when you visit us.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are a minimally invasive cosmetic dental treatment designed to improve the appearance of your teeth. They are thin, custom-made shells typically made of porcelain, which are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Veneers can completely transform your smile in a short period, making them an ideal option for those looking for quick and dramatic results.

How Do Veneers Work?

The process of getting veneers usually involves a few steps:

  1. Consultation and Planning: During your initial visit, Dr. Hanson will discuss your smile goals and evaluate your teeth to determine if veneers are the right choice for you. This is also the time to ask any questions you might have about the procedure.
  2. Preparation: In the next step, a small amount of enamel is removed from the front of your teeth to make room for the veneers. This ensures that the veneers fit seamlessly and look natural.
  3. Impression: An impression of your teeth is taken to create custom veneers that match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth.
  4. Bonding: Once your custom veneers are ready, they are carefully bonded to your teeth using a strong dental adhesive. This final step involves precise adjustments to ensure a perfect fit and appearance.

Benefits of Veneers

Veneers offer several advantages that make them a popular choice for many patients:

  • Aesthetic Improvement: Veneers can change the color, shape, size, and alignment of your teeth, giving you a stunning smile makeover.
  • Minimally Invasive: The process requires only a small amount of enamel removal compared to other procedures like crowns.
  • Durability: With proper care, veneers can last for many years, making them a long-term investment in your smile.
  • Quick Results: You can achieve a beautiful smile in just a few visits, making veneers an efficient solution for those with busy schedules.

Who Are Veneers For?

Veneers are an excellent option for individuals with healthy teeth who are unhappy with their appearance. They are ideal for correcting issues such as:

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned or uneven teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Worn-down teeth

However, veneers are not suitable for everyone. If you have significant dental issues such as cavities, infections, or bone loss, other treatments might be more appropriate. Dr. Hanson will thoroughly assess your oral health and discuss alternative cosmetic options if veneers are not the best fit for you.

Alternatives to Veneers

If veneers are not suitable for your dental needs, there are other cosmetic options available at Brownstown Dental Care:

  • Dental Implants: Ideal for replacing missing teeth, implants provide a permanent and natural-looking solution.
  • Crowns: These cover the entire tooth and are suitable for teeth that are heavily damaged or decayed.
  • Bonding: A less invasive option than veneers, bonding involves applying a tooth-colored resin to repair minor imperfections.

Caring for Your Veneers

Maintaining your veneers is crucial for their longevity. Here are some tips to keep them looking their best:

  • Good Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
  • Avoid Hard Foods: Be mindful of biting into hard foods that could chip or damage your veneers.
  • Regular Check-Ups: Visit Dr. Hanson regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings to ensure your veneers and overall oral health remain in excellent condition.

Why Choose Brownstown Dental Care?

At Brownstown Dental Care, we are committed to providing exceptional dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Dr. Ben Hanson and our team have extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry and are dedicated to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Whether you’re interested in veneers or exploring other cosmetic options, we are here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a brighter, more confident smile.

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