You and your friends have been planning all year for your summer beach vacation. You’ve already thought about which clothes you’ll take as well as how much money you plan to bring along, but have you considered how you might spruce up your smile? Your pearly whites deserve to shine this summer, so discover how veneers can give you the transformation you need to feel your best.
Why Choose Veneers?
Veneers are just one of the many cosmetic dental treatments available. Once viewed as attainable only by the rich and famous, they are becoming increasingly popular among regular patients who long for a newer smile that will turn heads and make a good first impression.
As thin sheath coverings that are commonly made of porcelain, they are an ideal option if you’re looking to conceal chips, stains, minor gaps, cracks, misshapen teeth, or slight misalignment.
Although teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, and even metal-free restorations are other ways to enhance your appearance, veneers act as a one-stop shop because of their ability to change the size, shape, and color of teeth.
How Veneer Placement Works
When choosing veneers to give your smile the boost it needs before vacation, you’ll need to understand the kind of process required to place them.
Your dentist will start by removing a small bit of tooth enamel from the surfaces of the teeth. This permanent change means that veneers are considered a non-reversible treatment option. Once you undergo the process to receive them, you must continue with them for the remainder of your life.
After removing the enamel, your dental team will take impressions of your smile and send the model off to a local laboratory, where technicians will work to create your new teeth.
You’ll be provided with a set of temporary veneers to wear in the meantime. In a few weeks, you’ll return so that our team can remove the temporaries and put each new veneer in its proper place.
Using a skilled hand and artistic eye, your team will make sure that your veneers look natural once they are in place. With a final polishing, you will be able to start enjoying your new smile the moment you walk out the door.
Veneers are a popular and effective way to change how you and others see your smile, so if you want your beach vacation to be a memorable one, make sure that the photos you take are ones you’ll be pleased with decades from now.
About the Author
Dr. Terri Alani graduated from Texas A&M University with her Bachelor of Science before going on to the University of Texas Houston to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. For more than 30 years, she has helped her patients achieve beautiful smiles. Offering cosmetic services that are designed to enhance smiles plagued by chips, cracks, and stains, she and her team can recommend veneers to transform appearances and change lives. Contact us at (713) 621-5141 to find out how we can help.