Cracked, dingy, or misshapen teeth can hold you back from having a smile that you feel proud of, but they don’t have to! The talented team of dentists at Driggers & Baker Family Dentistry in West Columbia, Texas, provide veneers for their patients looking to take their smile up to the next level. To learn more about how veneers can improve your smile and restore your confidence, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or booking online.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Simply put, veneers are a covering for your teeth that look just like natural teeth. At Driggers & Baker Family Dentistry, veneers are made of porcelain, which is the strongest, longest-lasting, and most stain-resistant material available for your teeth. Despite their strength and durability, veneers are thin, look just like better versions of your existing teeth, and feel comfortable and natural in your mouth.
Why should I get veneers?
Veneers are a popular choice for patients looking to address a number of dental concerns, such as teeth that are:
Worn or dull
Veneers are also a quick and effective treatment to close any gaps that you might have between your teeth, and they can also help to reinforce weakened teeth.
What are the benefits of veneers?
Veneers are an effective and minimally invasive way to treat teeth with cosmetic or medical flaws while maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth, and offer a wide range of benefits, such as:
Resistant to stains, such as those caused by coffee, wine, or smoking
An easy way to enhance and whiten your smile
Can be used on patients with other dental issues, like gum disease, decayed teeth, or damaged teeth
Require no special hygienic care and can be cleaned just like your natural teeth
Don’t irritate your gums
The porcelain used in veneers is also the closest material available to your natural teeth, allowing you to retain the strength, look, and feel of your existing teeth while improving the overall appearance of your smile.
What is the process for getting veneers?
The team of dental experts at Driggers & Baker Family Dentistry can get you fixed up with veneers in 3-4 office visits.
Your first visit is a consultation, during which you learn about your options, ask any questions you might have, and design your dream smile.
During your second visit, your dentist removes a very thin layer of enamel from your teeth to make room for the veneers, then takes a mold of your teeth to send off to a lab, where the veneers are made to fit perfectly in your mouth and blend in with your natural teeth.
After a week or two, your veneers will be ready, and you’ll come back for your third appointment to place the veneers. Your dentist cleans your teeth and polishes the veneers, then goes through tooth-by-tooth to place them and trim or buff anything that’s standing in the way of a perfect fit and a smile that’s as beautiful as it is comfortable. Your dentist then permanently bonds each veneer with a special cement, and cures the bond with a special light, leaving you with a beautiful and sturdy new smile.
Your last appointment is a check-up to ensure that your veneers feel comfortable, have bonded properly, and aren’t irritating your gums.
To get started on your journey towards a better-looking smile with veneers, call the office or book an appointment online today.