Do your teeth have some imperfections that leave you less than satisfied with your smile? Maybe there’s some discoloration or you have a couple of teeth that are chipped. Maybe your teeth have some gaps between them that you don’t like.
It’s kind of a bummer when you’ve taken good care of your teeth but they don’t look the way you want them to. As much as you try to care for them, your teeth can develop problems over the years, like discoloration from smoking or certain foods.
You brush after meals and floss regularly, but those imperfections make you a little self-conscious. If that describes you, then Dr. Kiran Gill may have the answer you’re looking for.
Dr. Gill of Natural Smiles in Louisville, KY combines state-of-the-art dental care with a compassionate touch. She can look at your teeth and make the best recommendation for getting that beautiful smile.
One of the treatments she might recommend is dental veneers. Dental veneers are a powerful and life-changing treatment.
What Veneers Can Fix
Dental veneers can be used to mask a variety of dental imperfections, including
- Teeth that are stained and are resistant to whitening by bleaching
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Misshapen or crooked teeth
- Gaps between the upper front teeth or minor overlap
- Minor bite problems
What Are Veneers?
Our dental veneers consist of an ultra-thin layer of porcelain that replaces your original tooth enamel. They have a natural look of real teeth because they’re slightly translucent. The porcelain used for veneers is hard, strong, and durable.It is also highly resistant to elements that could stain or chip a natural tooth.
When you come in for veneers, our team will take careful measurements of your teeth. Once we agree on the form and shade of your veneers, we’ll send the specs to the lab. The lab will make dental veneers from porcelain that will fit perfectly on your teeth.
To apply the veneers, we will remove a very small amount of your original tooth enamel (usually less than a millimeter.) We’ll add a resin to your natural tooth and place the veneer. Then we’ll use a special light to harden the composite and bond it to your tooth. Once the veneers are done, we’ll smooth and polish them to look like your natural teeth. That’s all it takes!
As soon as the veneers are placed, you’ll have an amazing, high-wattage smile.
The Benefits of Veneers
Dental veneers have become very popular over the years. They offer a lot of benefits:
- They can brighten even the darkest teeth.
- They are customized to look like your natural teeth.
- They’re stain resistant.
- They’re strong and resist chips and cracks.
Are You a Candidate for Veneers?
Dental veneers are a great choice for people who wants to look their best by replacing the stained, discolored, or cracked surfaces of their teeth. By scheduling a consultation with us, you can find out just how easy it is to fix some of the problems you’re having with the appearance of your teeth.
Here are some things we consider when looking at your mouth.
Teeth and gums must be healthy before you get veneers. We’ll examine your mouth for issues like gum disease. If possible, we’ll treat any issues so the veneers can be an option for you.
If you are prone to clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have to wear a plastic dental guard while you sleep. Although veneers are durable, grinding may cause them to chip or break. Your dentist can fit your with a dental guard after the veneers are placed.
Veneer Follow-up and Maintenance
The maintenance of dental veneers is simple: You maintain them just as you would your original teeth, with routine brushing and flossing. Although the surface of the veneer is strong and durable, brushing and flossing keeps problems from happening within the surrounding gum.
We will also check your veneers at all of your routine appointments.
Make an Appointment
We can talk to you more about dental veneers. Just set up a consultation with us and we’ll answer any questions you have and give you the recommendations for getting a movie star smile! Call us at 502-785-8695 or send us a message using our online form.