A bright, confident smile makes a strong impression on those you meet. Unfortunately, many people feel self-conscious and displeased with the appearance of their teeth.
There are many different perils that can leave your smile looking less than ideal: Chips, fractures, tooth decay and deep staining can negatively affect your smile, and leave you feeling a bit sheepish or even ashamed of what were once your pearly whites.
Good news! Dr. Edwards and his excellent team can help! Did you know that there is a very simple solution for improving the cosmetic appearance of your smile? It’s true! Dental veneers are a wonderful way to obtain the smile you’ve always wanted. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom-designed to match the appearance of the rest of your teeth, in terms of size, shape and color. They are cemented in place to ensure their reliability and security.
The process for getting dental veneers generally requires two appointments. For instance, if you only need one dental veneer, at the first appointment Dr. Edwards will take an impression of your teeth. This impression is then sent to our dental lab where your dental veneer is custom-crafted with precision to fit over the face and sides of your tooth.
The porcelain-ceramic material can be color-matched to give you a natural-looking smile, without contrasting the appearance of your other teeth. During your second appointment, Dr. Edwards will prepare your tooth and cement your dental veneer in place. Your dentist will also take the time to teach you how to take care of your veneers.
It’s important to maintain great oral hygiene to keep your teeth looking great for years to come. So, it’s essential to faithfully brush at least twice a day and floss once daily. People who have dental veneers should use a soft-bristled toothbrush with non-abrasive toothpaste. And we always encourage our patients to look for brands that have earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
Veneers can restore your smile and help you have the confidence you deserve, as long as you continue to take good care of them. If you have questions about dental veneers, please call us at 661-254-4000 to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Edwards. He and his staff are anxious to help you enjoy the smile you’ve always wanted.