Hollywood celebrities seem to always have that perfect smile whenever they pose for a picture during a red carpet premier. It looks like they’ve been endowed with a beautiful set of teeth since birth. But when you browse magazines and gossip sites online that feature before and after pictures of famous stars and you’ll discover that most of them had a makeover, especially for their teeth and smile.
You don’t have to be a celebrity to get that gorgeous smile. Your Kennewick dentist performs cosmetic procedure that can enhance the appearance of your teeth and mouth with the use of porcelain veneers.
Veneers are personalized thin shells made of tooth-colored materials that are bonded to your front teeth to conceal any imperfections. You may also find that most would refer to it as “contact lenses” for your teeth. The thin shells can improve the shape, size, length and color of your teeth, without any lengthy or invasive surgery.
This cosmetic enhancement solves minor dental issues like chipped, crooked, cracked, stained, and misaligned teeth. These imperfections are caused by different factors like your diet, medications, wear and tear and genetics.
Your dentist can create bright and beautifully shaped teeth with veneers. The process is quite simple and may take only a few trips to the clinic, which involves consultation, preparation and application of the veneers.
During the initial consultation, your healthcare professional will perform a comprehensive examination of your mouth by checking your oral health and taking X-rays and impressions of your teeth. An assessment will be carried out to determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers. Once it’s confirmed that the treatment is right for you, he will start to prepare your teeth by cleaning and removing about ½ millimeter of your enamel, which is equivalent to the size of the veneers that will be bonded to the surface of your teeth. After taking an impression of your teeth, he will send the model to an off-site dental lab that’ll manufacture your custom set of veneers. On your next visit, he will carefully examine the veneers and make sure it fits well before permanently attaching them to your teeth.