By Carey & Aylward, DDS, PC
July 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

There are a few qualities that make your smile beautiful: tooth color, shape, and alignment. Drs. Carey and Aylward provide their patients with veneers at their Westland, MI, location.

Veneers are thin porcelain covers that are bonded to the surface of natural teeth. The wafer-thin layer is strong, replaces the natural tooth enamel, protective layer of tooth, and provides a natural-looking smile because the non-staining dental porcelain is translucent. tough.

Veneers are made using an advanced technology that requires the removal of a very thin layer of tooth enamel in some cases so veneers are properly aligned. And in other cases, veneers are bonded directly to the surface of natural teeth.

Versatility of Veneers

Veneers are meant to improve teeth characteristics so they are more beautiful:

Color: It's quite natural for teeth can become stained over time by certain foods and beverages, smoking, chewing tobacco, and aging. Veneers replace those yellowed surfaces with a brighter smile.

Size and Shape: Time wears down teeth, especially if you have clenching and teeth-grinding habits. Veneers fix the shape and/or size of your teeth, making them rounder, longer, or flatter.

Alignment and Spacing: Veneers from your dentist make slight corrections in dental alignments and closes small gaps between teeth as a way to improve tooth color and shape.

Creating a New Smile

  • Your Westland, MI, dentist gives you a dental exam to evaluate whether or not you're a good candidate for veneers and ensure you have no serious issues that need resolving first, like decay.
  • Then they'll create a model of your teeth out of wax, acrylic (plastic) or tooth-colored filling material so you can better imagine what your teeth will look like with veneers.
  • A small amount of enamel is removed off the surface of your teeth and molds of your teeth taken to a dental laboratory to create custom-made veneers.
  • You'll receive a temporary set until your permanent veneers are ready.
  • When the permanent veneers come back they'll be cemented onto your teeth.

If you think veneers are right for you or want to learn more about veneers, call your dentists, Drs. Carey and Aylward in Westland, MI, at (734) 425-9130 today!