If there’s one thing most people want it’s a lovely smile. Your smile is the first thing people notice about you and makes a huge difference in how you interact with people, your confidence, and their perception of you.
Unfortunately, a bright smile isn’t always a reality. Patients who excessively grind their teeth and even certain medications can break down your teeth and impact how they look. Broke and short teeth impact more than your self-esteem.
They can affect your speech patterns, bite, and jaw alignment. If you have enough tooth left, however, you may not have to go the more extreme route of dentures or dental implants. You might be a great candidate for dental veneers in Troy.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that essentially slip right over your existing tooth. The shells can take a damaged tooth and turn it into a brand new, well shaped, nicely colored tooth that will give you the confident smile you’ve been looking for.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are incredibly natural looking. They closely resemble the natural tooth to the point that people will likely not be able to tell the difference. Their properties allow them to mimic the light reflecting properties of your natural teeth.
Additionally, veneers are quite durable and allow you to chew and enjoy meals like you would with your teeth.
Who should consider veneers?
Dental veneers Troy are a great choice for individuals with teeth that are chipped or worn down; teeth that have been discolored due to injury or medications like tetracycline; teeth with gaps; and misaligned teeth.
What is the process of getting porcelain veneers?
There are several steps involved in getting porcelain veneers. The first step is to come into the office for a consultation. Dr. Batra will examine your teeth and determine if you’re a candidate for veneers. He will discuss the procedure and anything that could inhibit progress. And, he’ll likely want to take x-rays and impressions to understand the complete anatomy of your mouth.
If you decide to move forward with the dental veneers in Troy, you’ll schedule a second appointment. During this appointment, Dr. Batra will prepare your teeth by removing about .5 mm of tooth from the surface. This is about the thickness of the veneer.
He will then take an impression of your mouth and send it out to a lab where your veneers will be made. This can take 2-4 weeks. If you’re uncomfortable with the appearance of your teeth while you wait, the dentist can put on temporary veneers.
At your third appointment, you’ll have the veneers placed. During this appointment, the doctor will place each veneer and trim and fit as necessary. Once he’s ready to permanently place the veneer he will clean, polish, and etch the surface of your tooth to ensure the bonding process is as strong as possible. The dentist will then use a curing light to ensure the cement is activated.
Finally, Dr. Batra will trim away excess cement and check your bite to ensure everything is in check.