Unlock a New Smile Using Dental Veneers
So if someone were to come to me and be unhappy with their smile, whether it’s the alignment of their teeth or the shade of their teeth, we like to do a kind of an aesthetic evaluation and figure out what their desires are and how we can meet those needs.
One thing that I’ve learned over the years is it’s extremely important to be conservative in treating teeth. You don’t want to start working on teeth because every time you do, it has an impact on the pulp or nerve of the tooth. And so we oftentimes will do very minimal reduction of tooth structure and put very thin porcelain veneers on teeth that are extremely strong, but also can provide the correct shade, brighten someone’s smile and correct alignment issues.
One of my favorite things to do are composite veneers, and those are oftentimes used when someone has undersized teeth and you can create an entire new smile simply by not even really reducing any tooth structure and changing the size, the contours of the tooth, and also brightening the smile. Before we do a lot of our veneer work, or composite veneer work, it’s wise to have the patient get to a point where they’re happy with the shade of their teeth, and we can achieve that by teeth whitening.