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Creating a Customized Smile With Veneers

Is there a way to make your dream, brilliantly white smile come true? With today’s dental technology—definitely. Cosmetic dentistry can make it possible to have perfectly aligned and pearly white teeth. The great news is that your dentist here in Southbury, CT, Dr. Gary Westerman can give you your dream smile fast, comfortably, and efficiently using dental veneers. Here’s how.


Prepping for Dental Veneers

Covering smile flaws is made possible through these high-quality, thin sheaths that look like eggshells. Veneers are not magical dental pieces that can undo years of damage to your teeth but they can certainly conceal dental issues and customize your smile in just a few procedures.


Preparing to customize your smile begins with the removal of a small portion of the enamel from the teeth surface. This is done to prepare the teeth for the installation of the dental veneers. The prepping is followed by the creation of a teeth impression that would serve as the mold for the manufacture of your customized veneers. Temporary veneers will be put in place while you are waiting for the final dental veneers to be manufactured by the lab. This will be ready after a week or so.


Putting Your Smile Together

Once the final dental veneers are ready, your dentist in Southbury, CT, will place them on your teeth to examine whether they fit properly and that the color blends well with the rest of your natural teeth. This is done by repeatedly moving the veneers around and trimming them. After a satisfactory examination, your teeth will be cleaned, polished, and etched to prepare them for the permanent veneers. The etching will roughen the surface of the teeth to ensure that a strong bonding is achieved.


Everything will then be put together by applying special cement to the dental veneers so they can bond to your teeth without issues. A special light will be used to activate the chemicals of the special cement to keep your veneers in place. This process likewise allows the special cement to quickly harden. Excess cement will be cleaned off before your dentist proceeds to check your bite and make adjustments if necessary. Follow-up checkups will be scheduled to make sure that your customized smile is perfect.


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Book an evaluation with your dentist here in Southbury, CT, Dr. Gary Westerman, by dialing (203) 264-5630.

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