The 5 Steps to Achieving a Beautiful Smile with Veneers

There are so many brilliant benefits of getting veneers. This cosmetic dentistry treatment can improve the appearance of your smile by covering up chips, cracks and tooth discolouration. Better still, these strong restorations are non-porous and can actually resist staining and tooth decay better than natural teeth in future. If you are interested in improving and strengthening your smile with veneers, all it takes is five simple steps:

1. Get Inspired

Here you are! The first step of improving your smile is to experience the motivation to make a change. Looking into cosmetic dentistry online, hearing from other patients with veneers and reading blogs (wink wink!) is a great way to get an idea of what’s out there in terms of your treatment options. 

2. Book A Veneers Consultation 

Naturally, the next step is to speak with a dental professional about veneers and whether or not they are the right option for you. A consultation will involve information about the procedure and after-care as well as a full dental examination to ensure you are a good candidate for veneers. If you have any questions about getting veneers, this is the time to ask. 

3. Appointment: Preparation

Getting veneers involves a few separate trips to the dentist. Preparation is an appointment in itself where dentists will take photographs and an impression of your teeth so that they can order your custom veneers to be made in the dental laboratory. To prepare your teeth for veneers, your dentist will reshape and lightly shave down a thin layer of enamel so that your veneer can fit over the top. 

4. Appointment: Application

The process of getting veneers ends with an appointment for application. During this appointment, your dentist will clean, polish and etch your teeth before carefully applying each veneer over your tooth. They will examine each veneer to ensure it is the right size and shape, making any adjustments and trims as needed to get a perfect fit before they bond the veneers in place with dental cement. They will then examine your bite and overall results before making any final adjustments. 

5. Maintain Your Beautiful Smile

Veneers can last a decade or more before needing to be replaced. Practicing good dental hygiene, regular dental check-ups and healthy oral habits is all that’s required to care for your veneers – it’s pretty much the same as caring for your natural teeth. If you notice any wear or damage on your veneers, book a dental appointment immediately before the issue worsens. 

Dental Veneers in East Bentleigh

If you’re interested in learning more about porcelain or composite veneers or would like to book a consultation to transform your smile for 2022, contact Jacobson Dental in Bentleigh East today.