March has arrived which means summer is right around the corner. Maybe for you this means an incredible vacation to Hawaii, camping in the mountains, or a lazy day at the beach. Whatever summer looks like for you, you probably want to look your best. You’ve spent January and February eating healthy and dropping a few pounds, now it’s time to work on your smile.
If you’re unhappy with your teeth, chances are you’ve either done some research into cosmetic dentistry or have already had a few procedures such as teeth whitening. While teeth whitening can be a great solution for some, the effects are only temporary. Worse, if discolored teeth combine with other issues like gaps, crooked or crowded teeth, and chips, you might think you need many different procedures.
There is one solution that can do it all, however: Dental veneers.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are custom-crafted facades of advanced ceramic that is bonded to the visible surfaces of your teeth. Light-sensitive resin is placed between the original teeth and veneer. It is then hardened through a curing process, securing the veneers to your teeth and giving you a dramatic new look. Veneers can completely transform your smile by closing gaps, fixing chips, discoloration, and even reshaping your teeth.
Have Control Over Your Smile
Procedures like dental bonding and teeth whitening are effective but limited by several aspects outside your control. Factors like natural ridges in your enamel or the shape of your teeth, can restrict the results of whatever procedure you do decide on. The difference between dental veneers and other procedures, however, is that Dr. Kuzma will custom design your veneers in order to achieve whatever smile goal you have.
Unlike most cosmetic procedures, veneers are not just a short-term solution. The medical-grade ceramic of veneers is up to ten times stronger than natural tooth enamel. If you care for them properly, they can last upwards of twenty years. They are also more resistant to coffee, tea, and cigarette smoke, meaning their brightness won’t fade over time.
Proper care for dental veneers is as simple as your normal routine. Brush and floss daily, and make regular visits to the dentist for checkups. Avoid abrasive toothpaste, and make sure you are regularly screened for teeth clenching or TMJ.
If you have one or more complaints about the appearance of your smile, please call (910) 392-6060 or email Kuzma Advanced Dentistry in Wilmington, NC.