Minor imperfections, chipped tooth enamel, and deeply stained teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. This drives many people to want to explore their options for the white and even smile they’ve always wanted. If you feel this way, you should consult with Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC to explore the best option for restoring the appearance of your smile.
Dental veneers are basically thin porcelain shells that are cemented onto the face of the teeth in your smile. They are a popular option for improving your smile if you have teeth with minor chips, as well as deep stains. The porcelain material can be color matched to look like natural tooth enamel, making them indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Two separate appointments are needed to fit your new dental veneers. During the first appointment, Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC will examine the teeth in your smile as well as take a few X-rays. This helps determine if there is sufficient enamel to anchor dental veneers, as well as assess the overall health of each tooth. If one or more teeth lacks sufficient enamel, or it has been compromised by past dental work, Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC might recommend having that tooth fitted for a crown.
After any questionable teeth have been addressed, Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC will form an impression of your smile. This will be sent to the dental lab where your custom dental veneers are crafted.
When your new veneers come back from the lab, Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC will call you in for a second appointment to cement them onto your smile. Your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. Then, each individual dental veneer will be cemented into place.
If you are interested in being fitted for dental veneers, please call Dr. Dennis Burrell at 253-341-4817 to schedule an appointment.