At De Necker Dentistry, we believe that aesthetic dentistry offers both physical and psychological benefits. A dazzling smile can improve your self-esteem and it speaks volumes about your health and how you take care of yourself.
The perfect smile is about the position of the teeth, how the upper jaw is positioned against the lower jaw, where the gum position is and how the lips fall against the teeth and frame the smile.
Aesthetic dental treatment options include the following:
- Traditional fixed orthodontic treatment
- Removable wireless orthodontic treatment
- Veneers, Crowns and bridges
- Porcelain restorations
- Composite tooth coloured restorations
- Correction of gummy smiles with crown lengthening, lip repositions
- Removable partial dentures
- Full dentures
Contact your De Necker dentist who will determine if you are a good candidate for veneers. Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made laminates that are permanently fixed directly to the teeth. They are an option to change the size, shape, position and colour of the teeth.
Veneers are used to close gaps, straighten teeth, replace worn edges or resurface discoloured teeth that did not get white enough with the whitening procedures. The best candidates for veneers are people whose teeth are healthy and free of decay and periodontal disease.
Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer covers the visible front part of the tooth and slightly wraps over the biting edge.
First appointment: Your dentist will help you select a suitable smile style and colour. The teeth are prepared by removing about 0.5 to 1 mm of enamel from the front sides so that the tooth doesn’t look big or bulky once the veneer is attached. Your dentist makes an impression of the prepared tooth to be used by the De Necker Dentistry on-site laboratory. Temporaries are made so that you don’t walk around with unsightly teeth.
The temporaries are not as strong as the final veneers, so we ask our patients to eat soft foods. Once you have the final veneers, you will be able to eat normally and floss the veneers individually. The De Necker Dentistry laboratory will need one to two weeks to fabricate the veneers.
Second appointment: When you return for your second visit, the veneers will be checked for fit, shape, size and colour and if needed, small adjustment can be made. Once the patient is happy with the fit, the veneers are then permanently bonded to the teeth with resin cement. Veneers are not indestructible so we advise our patients to avoid biting their nails, opening hard objects and chewing ice.
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