If you’re uncomfortable with your smile, veneers from Dr. Babb at Pineville Family Dentistry can improve the appearance of your teeth and cover a wide range of cosmetic imperfections. Veneers will restore your smile in cover stains, minimize gaps and chips, and correct misshapen teeth. Contact us today to start your journey with a cosmetic dentistry consultation in Kingsville, Camp Beauregard, Beasheen, or Legacy Point.
The process begins with an initial cosmetic consultation. If you are approved as a good candidate for veneers, the placement process will begin. Your mouth will be cleaned and numbed, and Dr. Babb will remove a very thin layer of enamel from the teeth that are being treated with veneers. This enamel is removed to ensure that your veneers fit perfectly over your teeth, and integrate seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
After this, Dr. Babb will take images and dental impressions of your teeth. This information will be sent to a third-party dental lab, where your veneers will be manufactured. This process takes about 2-3 weeks, so you’ll be sent home with a pair of temporary veneers while you wait.
When your permanent veneers arrive at our office, Dr. Babb will check each veneer to ensure that they fit perfectly, and make minor adjustments if necessary. Then, the veneers are bonded into place permanently with dental cement. When treatment is finished, you’ll have a beautiful, fresh smile.
Veneers are a good cosmetic option to cover imperfections for most patients, as long as you have a healthy mouth and the issues with your smile are strictly cosmetic. If you have serious issues with your smile, like gum disease or decay, you will not be able to have veneers placed until these issues have been resolved.
In addition, veneers may not be right for you if you have serious orthodontic issues, like an open bite or malpositioned jaw. Dr. Babb may recommend that you have braces or Invisalign before you invest in veneers.
Teeth grinding (bruxism) should also be addressed with a night guard prior to the placement of veneers. If you grind your teeth after veneers are placed, you risk cracking and damaging them.