A beautiful, sparkling smile is something that many people want. However, years of drinking coffee, soda, chewing tobacco, smoking, or other activities that are harmful to the appearance of your teeth can damage the brilliance of your smile. That’s why, here at New London Complete Health Dentistry, we recommend you strongly consider dental veneers if you want to restore your smile to its former glory.
Dental veneers are essentially thin porcelain shells, that are custom designed to fit over the faces of the teeth in your smile. The porcelain material can be shaded to give you a white smile that lasts a very long time.
It takes two separate appointments to fit your teeth with porcelain dental veneers. The first step involves Dr. Joshua Merrill examining your teeth and taking a few X-rays. This will determine if there is sufficient, healthy enamel to securely anchor the porcelain dental veneers. If one or more of your teeth has been compromised by past dental work or lacks enough strong healthy enamel, we might recommend that the tooth be restored with a crown.
Then he will create an impression of the teeth in your smile. This is sent the dental lab where your custom dental veneers are made.
Dr. Joshua Merrill will call you to schedule the second appointment, once the dental lab has completed your veneers. During this appointment he will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth before cementing your new dental veneers in place.
If you feel that you’re a candidate for veneers, want more information on them, or want to set up a consultation appointment, please contact us today at 419-929-1544. We’re more than willing to answer any and all of your questions.