Summer time means a lot of things. It means more daylight, so we have more excuses to stay out with family and friends.
It means cookouts. It means camping trips, and it means family vacations.
But as much as anything, it means photos. That’s truer today than ever.
When you see pictures of yourself posted on social media, what do you think of your smile? What message do your teeth send to the rest of the world?
Maybe more importantly, what message would you like to send with your smile?
If your teeth aren’t helping you show your best self online, what are they saying to the people you deal with face-to-face?
You can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, like the dental veneers you can get at Forever Young Dentistry in Sterling Heights, MI.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
The cosmetics industry is based on products that help people look nicer. This includes everything from lipstick to hair spray to skin creams.
Cosmetic dentistry is the field of dentistry that is focused on improving the appearance of your smile. (For what it’s worth, we think nice smiles help people look better, too.)
Some people may be under the impression that cosmetic dental care is about vanity. We can’t say that is never a factor in someone’s decision, but many people, we have seen cosmetic care as a confidence booster.
While we can’t give name, we can tell you that we have had patients come to see us who were visibly ashamed of their teeth. This made the extremely hesitant to smile, and some had difficulty speaking to us because of their embarrassment.
After their cosmetic procedure was complete, it was almost like they become a new person. They were less self-conscious and came across as more confident in themselves, too.
And veneers are one of the most effective cosmetic services that we offer.
What Are Veneers?
To understand dental veneers, just think about wood veneers.
By definition, a wood veneer is a thin covering of wood that is placed over another material. This doesn’t change the basic makeup of the item (such as a piece of furniture), but it does transform the appearance of that particular piece.
Dental veneers are not made of wood (thankfully). Instead, they are made of porcelain. Porcelain is used in many restorative and cosmetic dental services for a simple reason. It looks like natural teeth.
When your dental veneers are bonded in place, they will give you a better, but still natural-looking smile.
Since veneers are basically a shell that covers the front of your teeth, they can and have been used to fix a number of issues, such as:
- Yellow teeth
- Dark, discolored teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Teeth with gaps between them
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
You may see one or more things on that list that you would like to change. That also leads us to one of the reasons veneers are such a great option.
Where many cosmetic services are intended to do one thing, veneers can fix any or all of the problems listed above at the same time.
How You Can Get Veneers
You may be wondering how you can get veneers. It starts by coming to our office for a consultation.
We will discuss the things you would like to change about your teeth. We may discuss how you can make that happen with veneers or some of our other cosmetic options.
We also may examine your teeth to make sure they are healthy enough for veneers.
If everything is in order, then we can schedule an appointment to prepare your teeth. We will need to remove a small portion of the enamel from the front of your teeth, and then make an impression of your teeth.
The lab will use this to craft a custom-made set of veneers for your teeth. These veneers will be created to give you the appearance of teeth that are straight, whole (not broken or worn down), and as white as you would like them to be.
Usually, your veneers are ready within a few weeks. That’s when we will bond them to your teeth and viola! Your new smile is born.
Start With A Consultation
If you have been considering cosmetic dentistry, you may want to take a close look at what veneers can do for you. If you have any questions, please schedule a consultation at our dentist office in Sterling Heights, MI.