Everyone deserves to have a smile they’re proud to show off. Unfortunately, few people are born with teeth that are perfectly even and white. With the help of modern cosmetic dentistry, including dental veneers, achieving the beautiful smile of your dreams can become a reality. At Smile Solutions of Maine, our trusted team is eager to listen to your concerns, get your entire mouth in a healthy state again, and start looking at customized solutions to your individual needs. We can help you improve the appearance of your misshapen, discolored, or damaged teeth with veneer treatment. Here’s what you need to know before scheduling your consultation for veneers in Waterville or Winthrop, ME.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They’re used to hide imperfections while protecting your natural enamel structure from experiencing further damage. Veneers offer a variety of benefits to someone unhappy with the appearance of their smile. Along with looking and feeling like your natural teeth, they are quite strong, which allows you to eat, speak, and clean them normally without worrying about them breaking. They’re also custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth, so no one will ever know that they’re not your own. Finally, they’re stain-proof, meaning they’ll maintain their brightness for years.
Types of Veneers at Smile Solutions of Maine
We’re proud to offer different types of veneers to meet your particular needs. These include:
- Feldspathic Veneers: These veneers are made using a special process in a dental lab. Different porcelains are stacked on top of each other to create a veneer that looks and feels most like a natural tooth.
- Porcelain Veneers: These are made of porcelain, a material commonly chosen for dental restorations since it mimics appearance of natural teeth.
Which Type of Veneer is Best For You?
Porcelain veneers have been the standard for aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking veneers for many years. While they are still a great option to correct cosmetic imperfections in your smile, feldspathic may be a better fit for you if you’re looking for outstanding results. It’s important to note that feldspathic veneers aren’t ideal for every patient. A good candidate for feldspathic veneers is someone who:
- Has a damaged tooth with most of its enamel still intact
- Has difficulty matching its natural tooth shade with ordinary veneers
- Does not grind their teeth
What is the Process for Getting Veneers?
At Smile Solutions of Maine, we take our time throughout the process of placing your veneers to ensure that we achieve the best results possible. We begin with an initial appointment to evaluate your oral health, discuss your aesthetic goals, and ensure veneers are a good choice. We will recommend other dental procedures if we don’t think this is the best option for your smile. The best approach is to start with upper and lower model impressions and photographs so that we can discuss with the patient-specific details in regard to the shape of the teeth, length, curvature, shade, etc. During the second visit, we will have a stent created where a temporary white material can be added temporarily over your natural teeth in order to show you what the final result will look like. We will review your options and create mockups of what your new smile will look like for you to take home and get the opinions of friends and family. You will have time to think about your decisions before we move forward with the process.
At your next appointment, we’ll attach a set of temporary veneers after removing a thin layer of enamel. We will also take an impression of your teeth to create your permanent veneers. During this visit, we’ll go into detail about the shape, size, and color of the custom veneers, making adjustments along the way as necessary. Your full satisfaction is our utmost priority.
During your third and final visit, your custom-made, permanent veneers will adhere to the surface of your teeth. These will perfectly complement your surrounding teeth, mouth, and facial structure, giving you a natural but radiant result.
Smile Solutions of Maine: The Best Choice for Dental Veneers
If you want a permanent solution to improve the appearance of your damaged, discolored, or misshapen teeth, the trusted team at Smile Solutions of Maine is here for you. With dental veneers, you can achieve a beautiful smile in less than three appointments. Call us today to learn how dental veneers could change your life!