Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments at Water Valley Dental. These tooth-shaped “false teeth” are made of ceramic material, and are built to fit over the fronts of your natural teeth.
In turn, this allows you to correct a wide variety of cosmetic flaws. With a set of veneers from Dr. Daniel Banks at Water Valley Dental, you can completely transform your smile in just 2 appointments over 2-3 weeks.
Veneers can correct almost any cosmetic dental issue including gaps between the teeth, discolored teeth, uneven teeth, misshapen teeth, chipped teeth, and so much more.
To begin the process, you’ll schedule an appointment with Dr. Banks, who will assess your oral health and the cosmetic issues with your smile to determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers.
At your next consultation, Dr. Banks will need to prepare your teeth for veneers by removing a thin layer of enamel from each one. He will clean and numb your mouth, then use a dental drill to remove the proper amount of material from each tooth.
Once your teeth have been prepared, Dr. Banks will take impressions and images of them, which will be sent to a dental lab. He will attach a set of temporary veneers to your teeth. These will cover up your newly-trimmed teeth until your permanent veneers have been built, which will take about 2-3 weeks
When your permanent veneers have arrived at Water Valley Dental, you’ll come back for your last appointment. Dr. Banks will remove your temporary veneers, clean your teeth, and check the fit of your permanent veneers to make sure they’re perfect. Then, your veneers will be attached to your teeth using powerful dental cement. You’ll be sent home with a brilliant, beautiful new smile.
Veneers have a number of great benefits. First, they’re very versatile, and can cover up almost any flaw with your smile. With veneers, you can completely transform your appearance and boost your self-confidence.
Not only that, but veneers are very durable and stain-resistant. Your new smile will stay bright and brilliant for years to come. You don’t even need to do anything special to care for your veneers. Simply brush and floss normally to keep your mouth healthy, and see Dr. Banks for a teeth cleaning and oral exam every six months.
Veneers usually last up to 10-20 years with proper care. To make sure your veneers last as long as possible, you should maintain good oral hygiene and see Dr. Daniel Banks for regular preventive dental care.
In addition to this, you should avoid biting or chewing very hard foods like ice, popcorn kernels, or hard candy with your veneers, and you should not bite non-food objects like fingernails, pens, or pencils. This can crack or damage your veneers.
First, your dentist will review your treatment plan to determine if sedation is a good option for your procedure. Certain types of sedation are recommended, or necessary, for more invasive or lengthy dental procedures. But there are others that are better for relieving tension and anxiety.
Your dentist will discuss your health history and overall health to determine if sedation is appropriate for you. Certain issues, like past drug addiction, the use of certain prescription medications, and some health problems may affect your ability to be sedated with your chosen method.
Your dentist will ask questions to determine your particular needs and concerns. How deeply do you wish to be sedated? What is making you anxious about your procedure? Do you have a low pain threshold? An honest conversation about the answers will help determine which sedation options will be appropriate for you.
With the information your dentist has collected, they will lay out all your available sedation options and discuss with you each one’s effects and instructions. With their recommendation and your input, we can help you choose the right option for your procedure.