Get A Sparkling Hollywood Smile With Dental Veneers

By: Gen Wright

Are you in search of a stunning smile that will impress others, including yourself? Special thin laminates, called veneers, can often be used to correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth. Veneers can also be used to close those unsightly gaps between teeth. Porcelain veneers are designed to last longer than other types of veneers because of the bond created with the tooth and the veneer.

An increasingly popular cosmetic dental procedure, veneers can create a brighter, whiter smile that you have always wanted. Dental veneers can also give you a perfectly aligned smile that has translucent qualities of ceramic materials to provide a completely natural, redefined look for your teeth. Today, veneers provide a more natural look than what has previously been available.

All About Veneers

Veneers are custom-designed shells consisting of a tooth-like ceramic material. When applied over the surface of your tooth, worn enamel and uneven tooth alignment can be covered. Additionally, other appearance deformities can be easily altered. Today, most veneers are made of porcelain because it resists stains better than any other material and has a light reflecting element that is similar to your natural teeth.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, if you are looking to mask mild to moderate tooth discolorations, correct minor alignments and rotation of anterior teeth, veneers may be the right choice for your smile restoration. Veneers may help significantly change most, if not all of your cosmetic dental issues.

Some problems veneers can commonly fix include:
* Worn Enamel
* Wear and Tear
* Uneven Teeth
* Accidental Damage
* Discolored teeth

Veneers are best suited for more severe cases of dullness, wear, discoloration, mild chipping, cracking, spacing, or uneven teeth. For less dramatic dental changes, teeth whitening or bonding may be better options.

What is the Process?

Typically, veneers require at least three dental visits to complete, which involves - diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation, and bonding. To prepare your teeth for veneers, your dentist will lightly buff your teeth to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer. Typically, about half a millimeter of your tooth will be removed.

An impression of your teeth is taken and sent to a dental lab where your veneers are custom fabricated. At your next dental visit, your dentist will attach the veneers to your teeth with a special adhesive to keep them in place permanently. During a two-week period of adjustment that follows your procedure, you may notice a slight change in the size and shape of your teeth.

Veneers are not for everyone, requiring proper consultation with your dentist. Upon review and diagnosis, your Newark dentist will assess and develop a proper treatment plan for enhancing the appearance of your smile.

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Dr. E. Julian Caldwell, Newark dentist, entered the Early Naval Commission Program while enrolled in the Ohio State University Dental School and was sent to Annapolis and Lake Hurst, NJ, during the summers. Following his military service, Dr. Caldwell, dentist offering veneers in Newark, chose to work with children and entered the residency program at Nationwide Childrens Hospital.

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