Many people find that the appearance of their smile has a significant impact on their sense of self-esteem. If you have been dealing with chronic dental staining or physical imperfections on the teeth in your smile, you might be interested in placing dental veneers over your teeth.
These are custom-shaped porcelain shells that are designed to fit over the faces of each tooth in your smile. Dr. Packman’s professional dental lab technicians will meticulously craft them to match the natural shape of each tooth.
The porcelain material will only be subject to minor surface stains from dark beverages and tobacco use. This will help you maintain your white smile without the use of whitening toothpaste or whitening strips.
Dr. Packman will examine each tooth in your smile to begin the treatment. It’s important to make sure you have sufficient healthy enamel to secure a veneer. If one or two teeth have been compromised by a physical imperfection or an old filling, Dr. Packman might recommend a porcelain dental crown. This might also be called for if one of your teeth needs a modest alteration in shape or orientation.
Next, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. Then, a detailed impression will be cast of each tooth destined for dental veneers, which will serve as a guide for the dental lab technicians.
You will be called back into Jon Packman General Dentistry for a second appointment to install the veneers. During this session, your dentist will cement the veneers in place with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in the Statesville, North Carolina area and you’d like to improve your smile with dental veneers, you should call 704.873.2211 to schedule a consultation at Jon Packman General Dentistry.