Stained teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth. Are these things keeping you from smiling?
You don’t have to let insecurities about your smile hold you back from the things you want to do and the people you want to meet. Dr. Segal and his staff at The Art of Smile provide the quality cosmetic dentistry you need for the smile you want.
When you have multiple cosmetic dental problems, like the ones mentioned above, you can have them each corrected with individual treatments, or you can take care of them all with one cosmetic procedure, dental veneers.
Veneers are essentially an aesthetically pleasing new front for your teeth. These thin shells, which are shaped like your natural teeth, attach directly to the front of your teeth, covering stains, chips, gaps, and slight misalignment, thus restoring your smile.
Porcelain is the most common material used in veneers. It is preferred because of its resistance to staining, its durability, and its similar appearance to your natural teeth.
The process of placing porcelain veneers usually takes place over two visits. During your first visit, your cosmetic dentist will remove a small layer of enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for the veneers. This is necessary so they don’t stick out past your gumline.
Next, we will make an impression of your teeth to build properly fitting veneers. You will be fitted with some temporary veneers while your impressions are sent off to make your porcelain veneers.
Your second visit will take place in a few weeks when your permanent veneers come in. Dr. Segal will check the fit and appearance of your new veneers, and when he’s sure they are right, he will gently cement them into place with dental bonding.
At the end of the process, you will leave our office with a beautiful new smile to show off proudly!
Lumineers are a thinner alternative to porcelain veneers. In most ways, they work exactly the same as porcelain, but since they are much thinner, no reduction in enamel is needed. Lumineers are made from a different type of porcelain, which is very strong and durable even when used in thin layers.
Despite their being so thin, Lumineers correct a variety of cosmetic problems, and since they are so durable, they are very long lasting. Fast and easy, Lumineers can take the place of several procedures and treatments, including braces. So there is no need to be unhappy with your smile. Visit The Art of Smile for top-notch cosmetic dentistry.