If you are not happy with your smile, porcelain veneers may give you the white, straight teeth you desire. The veneers cover the exterior of your teeth, helping to hide flaws, such as discoloration; cracks; chips; or teeth that are slightly, uneven, or sized differently. However, what you have in mind for your teeth may not be what the cosmetic dentist designing your veneers has in mind. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to ensure your satisfaction when getting porcelain veneers.
If your teeth are not straight, you have different options for straightening them. What your options are depends on how crooked your teeth are and how many of your teeth are crooked. Below is some more information about this so you can determine what will work best for you.
If your teeth are misshapen, such as if some of your teeth being too long, they may look crooked. To take care of this problem, your dentist can do a procedure known as teeth contouring.
Taking care of your teeth can and should always be one of your top priorities. However, over the holidays, dental care and the health of your teeth are not always the first thing that you are thinking about as you celebrate and indulge. If you want to avoid an embarrassing conversation with your dentist about how and why you have developed so many cavities and other dental problems, then you may want to get to know more about some of the indulgences that you should avoid or limit over the course of the holiday season.
If you have ever needed a dental crown before, you may be well aware that the whole process can take several trips to your dentist to have it done. There is typically a temporary dental crown placed on the tooth before the permanent dental crown is ready. You may not be aware that there's a dental procedure that lets patients get the permanent dental crown installed in a single day. These crowns are referred to as CEREC dental crowns, and use a special machine to create the crown while you are still in the dental chair.
When you visit the dentist, he or she may ask you questions about the way you sleep. This occurs because many dentists are now skilled with understanding a condition called sleep apnea. While a dentist cannot diagnose this condition, dentists do know the signs to look for. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can lead to many health problems, and your dentist may want to help you with this by performing an evaluation of your risks.