As football season winds down, you're eager to catch at least one home game at Ford Field to see Stafford and the gang battle on the grid iron.
It'll be a rare occasion where you can hang out with your friends and have a great time. You know there will be plenty of photos taken and this alarms you, because you've always been self-conscious about your imperfect smile. You wish you could fully enjoy priceless moments like these. Your cosmetic dentist in Southfield understands your concerns and has options available for you.
An Option to Fix Your Smile
One option to fix your smile is porcelain veneers. This is a great way to address some of the minor imperfections of your teeth. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to your original set.
How the Process Works
The whole process begins by having an initial consultation with your dentist in Southfield to determine whether veneers will work for you, and also identify what look you desire. The next step is to have a smile analysis to determine how your veneer process should proceed, with your dentist developing a mock-up for initial fitting. To apply a veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel is removed, creating room for the layer to be fit accurately in your mouth, restoring your natural tooth function.
Benefits of Veneers
There are benefits of veneers that serve both cosmetic and functional purposes.
If you have teeth staining from smoking or chewing tobacco then a new set of veneers can address this, restoring your teeth to their original look.
Your misshaped teeth will be ground down to the size necessary to apply your new veneer, creating an even smile.
Cracked or Chipped Teeth
By addressing these issues veneers offer more than just cosmetic benefits. Cracked or chipped teeth affect chewing and can lead to further tooth decay.
This is another issue that affects more than appearance, as gapped teeth alter your pronunciation of words. Take note that once you get your new veneers and the smile you've always wanted, it's important to maintain them just like your normal teeth. They need to be brushed and flossed twice a day. Furthermore, you should also remember that smoking and chewing tobacco can still stain them, and these activities should be avoided.
You now can have the look and oral health you deserve. Make sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist every six months for cleanings and examinations, and while there ask about the possibility of veneers.
About the Author
Dr. Jeffrey M. Solomon earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his DDS from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. Remaining hungry for more knowledge, he continues to sharpen his skills, and has completed postgraduate courses in CEREC, Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry, and many more techniques. He practices at Signature Smiles and can be reached for more information through his website.