Restore Your Smile & Confidence
Versatile, Durable Cosmetic Veneers
Cosmetic issues like minor tooth chips, stains, and gaps between your teeth can make you feel bad about your smile and your appearance. But you don’t have to hide your smile forever. With cosmetic dentistry, Forest Lake dentist Dr. Jonathan Siverson can improve your smile and enhance your self-confidence. Learn more about veneers below, and contact us to schedule your first cosmetic consultation now.
Understanding The Basics
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are strong, durable, thin “shells” of porcelain. They are designed to look and feel just like natural teeth, and are bonded directly to your natural front teeth to cover up imperfections in your smile, restore your confidence, and keep your teeth looking beautiful for years to come.
Because they are very durable, have the longest lifespan of any cosmetic treatment, and are custom-built to look extremely natural, veneers are the most popular and versatile cosmetic treatment at Forest Lake Smiles. Veneers can be used to treat almost any aesthetic issue with your smile such as minor chips, stains, uneven or misshapen teeth, gaps in the teeth, and more.
What Can I Expect?
The Veneers Process
To begin the process, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Siverson. He will examine your mouth, discuss your options for cosmetic treatment, and determine whether or not veneers are right for you.
If you are approved, you’ll come back for your veneer preparation appointment. At this appointment, Dr. Siverson will clean your teeth and then numb the treatment area. Then, he’ll gently remove some tooth material from each tooth that will be getting a veneer.
This is necessary to make room in your mouth for the new veneers, and to ensure they bond tightly to your teeth. After your teeth have been prepared, Dr. Siverson will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab, where your veneers will be made.
You’ll be sent home with a set of resin (plastic) veneers that will protect your teeth temporarily, and you’ll come back in a few weeks after the lab has built your porcelain veneers and sent them back to our office. Then, Dr. Siverson will check each veneer to make sure it fits perfectly, and bond it in place permanently.
Of Porcelain Veneers
Wondering why you should choose porcelain veneers instead of other treatments like dental bonding? There are a few reasons that veneers may be a better choice for you.
First, they have an unbeatable lifespan. Veneers can easily last 10 to 20 years with proper at-home care, which is longer than most other types of cosmetic treatment. They also are completely stain-resistant, so your new veneers will never be discolored or stained.
Veneers also look and feel completely natural. The porcelain used to make them is matched to the natural color of your teeth and is similar to enamel in appearance and translucence. It also feels just like natural enamel!
Finally, veneers can cover up some issues that just can’t be treated with other cosmetic options, such as teeth with very severe stains or internal stains that can’t be resolved with teeth whitening. Learn more and find out if veneers are right for you by contacting Forest Lake Smiles.