If you have discolored or misshapen teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental veneers. Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS in Asheville, North Carolina can use sophisticated technology to quickly craft your customized veneers. Receiving this dental treatment will enhance the appearance of your teeth and allow you to feel confident when you smile.
Who Is a Candidate for Dental Veneers From Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS?
Dental veneers are small resin or porcelain shells that can be attached to the front areas of your teeth. If you have discolored teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for this dental treatment. Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS can also use this technique to improve the appearance of teeth that have minor cracks and chips, give your smile a more uniform appearance, and minimize small gaps between your teeth.
To learn whether you are eligible for this dental treatment, you will need to set up an initial appointment with Dr. Willoughby. During this important meeting, she will ask you to describe any dental problems that you have dealt with in the past and carefully examine your teeth and gums. After she has completed this evaluation, she will tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers.
What Should I Expect During This Dental Treatment?
If you are a good candidate for this technique, Dr. Willoughby will attach your new veneers at her office in Asheville.
Making Your Veneers
Our dental technicians will use a specialized CEREC machine to make customized veneers for you. These dental veneers will be made of porcelain or resin composite. Since this sophisticated technology is very efficient, our dental technicians may need than 10 minutes to make your customized veneers.
Attaching Your Veneers
Once your veneers are ready, Dr. Willoughby will carefully buff your teeth. Next, she will put your veneers onto the teeth that you would like to improve. After your veneers are in place, you will be able to assess the appearance of your new smile. During this part of your treatment, you should analyze the size, shape, and color of your veneers.
As you examine your new look, we will work together to make adjustments to your veneers. Once you are happy with the appearance of your smile, Dr. Willoughby will use bonding chemicals to securely attach your veneers onto the surface of your teeth.
How Long Will My Recovery Period Last?
After you receive your new veneers, you will have a very brief adjustment period. During this short recovery time, you will become used to the changes in the size and shape of your teeth. In general, it will take you about seven to 14 days to adjust to your veneers.
What Type of Veneers Should I Receive?
Dr. Willoughby offers composite resin and porcelain veneers. Before she begins your treatment, she will explain the benefits of each option to you and answer all of your questions about this cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Receiving Composite Resin Veneers
If you would like to quickly improve your smile, you should think about getting composite resin veneers. Dr. Willoughby can usually apply this type of veneer during one appointment. This dental treatment will usually improve the appearance of your teeth for five to seven years.
Receiving Porcelain Veneers
If you would like to correct your miscolored or misshapen teeth for a long time, you might be an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers. This type of veneer is very strong and resistant to stains. In general, you will be able to enjoy a more attractive smile for ten to 20 years after you receive your porcelain veneers.
How Can I Protect My Composite Resin Veneers?
If you use composite resin veneers to improve your smile, you should extend the benefits of this treatment by adopting good oral hygiene and other healthy habits. In particular, you should avoid chewing on ice, biting your nails, using your teeth to open packages, and engaging in other habits that could chip your new veneers.
You should also use a very soft toothbrush to brush your teeth twice every day. In addition to protecting your veneers, adopting this healthy habit will lower your risk of developing gum disease and other medical problems. Further, you should avoid drinking beverages that could stain your veneers. In particular, you should limit your consumption of tea, coffee, and red wine.
Will My Veneers Look Natural?
Since your veneers will be customized, Dr. Willoughby will be able to use specialized techniques to give you an attractive smile. For example, if you are using this technique to improve a couple of your teeth, she will carefully match your new veneers to the colors of your other teeth. Since your veneers will be the same shade as the rest of your teeth, your new smile will look very natural.
Enhance Your Smile
You shouldn’t spend years of your life feeling upset or uncomfortable when you smile. Receiving dental veneers is a good way to improve the appearance of misshapen, discolored, or chipped teeth. To learn more about the process of using veneers to correct your aesthetic challenges, contact Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS in Asheville, North Carolina.