Veneers are the most practical and commonly-used cosmetic dental solution, and that’s for a reason. A patient goes from having an embarrassing, unattractive smile to a natural looking and beautiful new smile in only two to three dental appointments! The Detroit, Michigan cosmetic dentists, Bright Side Dental, are specialists in beautiful, natural looking porcelain veneers.
The procedure for veneers is easy and accomplished with little or no pain, achieving the smile patients have always dreamed of. Veneers are custom-made for each patient, thin shells that attach directly to the exterior of the tooth. They will correct gaps between teeth or improve the appearance of teeth that are badly stained, misshapen or out of alignment.
The process for porcelain veneers begins with a thorough dental cleaning, ensuring that the teeth are prepared to receive the veneers. The process of veneering is similar in principle to getting a fake fingernail. Therefore, only a very thin layer of enamel is removed from the front of the tooth in order to make room for the veneer.
Once the teeth are fully prepared, an impression is taken to determine the size and shape of the veneers. The correct final shade of the teeth is important, and will be determined with the patient and the dentist. Some patients want “movie star” bright white smiles, while others prefer a more natural shade.
All the information is sent by the dentist to the dental lab, where every veneer is custom-made per the dentist’s determination. This includes deciding on the size and shape that will best complement the smile, face shape and the patient’s wishes. This is why it’s important to choose a dentist that has not only skill and precision, but an artist’s eye.
The patient is sent home with temporary veneers, which often look almost as good as the final set will look! When returning for the final fitting, the size, shape, and shade of the new veneer is verified by the doctor, in order to make sure it is perfect! Once the veneers are adjusted and polished, they are permanently placed.
Cosmetic dentistry has become such the norm, and often we are asked Why? Healthy, attractive teeth have become a socially important standard in a person’s presentation, both professionally and personally. Beautiful, white smiles are really considered the only acceptable image.
But there’s another reason why cosmetic dentistry has become one of the fastest growing trends in health care today. Teeth whitening can be done in about an hour, and is a relatively inexpensive procedure for appearance transforming results. Porcelain veneers, the standard for natural looking cosmetic dentistry, are usually done in two appointments, and in just a few weeks that person has an all-new smile. With the use of dental bonding, unsightly dental blemishes are immediately remedied for a very small cost.
Bright Side Dental offers the highest standard in dental care at all three convenient Detroit, Michigan cosmetic dentist offices. Located in Livonia, Canton and Sterling Heights, Michigan, and open evenings and Saturdays, you will not find better service, artistry and higher standards in any dental office in the Midwest.