When Elizabethtown residents suffer from cosmetic dental flaws, they often also live their lives hiding their smiles. Our doctors don’t want you to avoid smiling any longer! They can help you get your life back with veneers.
If your smile isn’t all you want it to be, keep reading as we talk a little more about the different types of dental conditions that can be treated with veneers.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are used by our doctors at Clagett Dental to correct patients’ smiles without having to use invasive or long-term treatments. To place veneers, our doctors paint a thin piece of porcelain over the existing tooth. Porcelain is used because it is incredibly durable, which helps your veneers last up to 20 years! Every set of veneers are customized to fit each patient and correct a variety of dental conditions. With this customization, patients can have all of their teeth covered, or just a select few. When the procedure is complete, Elizabethtown residents leave our office with a beautiful, natural-looking smile they can be proud to show off!
Dental Conditions That Can Be Treated with Veneers
As we mentioned, veneers can help correct many different types of dental conditions, such as:
- Teeth that are crooked
- Teeth that are misshapen
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Teeth that are severely stained or yellowed
- Teeth that have gaps between them
- Teeth that have uneven spacing
- Cracked, chipped, or fractured teeth
- Teeth that are twisted or tilted
- Teeth that jut out at an odd angle
The Process of Getting Veneers
When patients visit our doctors in Elizabethtown to have veneers placed, they’re often surprised at how simple the process is. Every patient of Clagett Dental will first come in for an initial consultation where our doctors will fully evaluate your smile and determine what your individualized treatment plan will entail. While you are visiting with our doctors for your consultation, they can provide a mock-up smile that allows you to see what your final results will look like with veneers.
Following your initial consultation, you will come in for your procedure. Our doctors will begin by scraping away a small amount of enamel and take an impression of your teeth. This impression will then be sent to a dental lab where customized veneers will be created. Once they have been developed, you will return to our office to have your veneers placed.
As we mentioned above, porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years when cared for properly. While every patient is different, our doctors stress that every veneers patient that they see maintain their good oral health care by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, using antibacterial mouthwash once a day, and visiting their dentist for regular cleanings twice a year. Additionally, Elizabethtown patients who have veneers should be careful to avoid hard, crunchy foods to ensure their veneers last a long time to come!
Let Clagett Dental Restore Your Smile
With many years of experience helping people maintain their oral health and achieve beautiful, healthy smiles, Clagett Dental has the expertise under one roof to help you get the smile you deserve as he has done with these patients in our video testimonials.
To learn more about veneers, or to schedule your initial consultation, call our office in Elizabethtown today at (270) 769-3306.