By Implant Dentistry of Fort Myers
December 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Veneers give you your best smile by improving the look of teeth with cosmetic imperfections. Teeth that are slightly misshaped or that have veneerscracks, chips, or discolorations can be completely transformed with the installation of veneers. Veneers are thin covers applied to the front of teeth to improve their appearance. Once installed, veneers look and function just like natural teeth. Dr. Jay Shartzer is your dental veneers and implant dentist in Fort Myers, FL.

Installation of Veneers

Veneers are extremely thin covers for teeth used to mask minor cosmetic imperfections. Once installed, veneers look just like natural teeth, only without the imperfections. Veneers are often made from a porcelain material, which closely resembles the look of natural tooth enamel. The porcelain can be color-matched to the surrounding teeth for the most natural look possible. Both color-matching and the use of porcelain to create the veneers helps them blend right in and look like your natural teeth.

In addition to being color-matched to your teeth, the size and shape of the veneers are also custom matched to your existing teeth. The dentist will take either a physical impression or a digital image of your teeth. The impression or image is then used to create custom veneers that are the right color, size, and shape for you. Once ready, the veneers are installed by first removing a thin layer of tooth enamel, then applying a dental adhesive. Although veneers are extremely thin, they would still stick out slightly if applied directly to the teeth. Removing a layer of enamel allows the veneers to sit flush with the surrounding teeth without protruding.

Benefits of Veneers

Veneers offer several benefits. They conceal a variety of cosmetic imperfections and create a smile you will love. In Fort Myers, FL, your implant dentist, Dr. Shartzer, can help you decide if dental veneers are the right choice for you. Some the benefits of veneers include:

  • Smoothing uneven tooth surfaces
  • Correcting the shape of misshaped teeth
  • Concealing stains or discolorations on teeth
  • Correcting cracks and chips in teeth
  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Correcting uneven spacing between teeth
  • Looking and functioning like natural teeth
  • Blending in with the surrounding teeth for a natural look

There are many things veneers can do for your smile. They offer a convenient method for concealing imperfections and transforming the look of your teeth. To learn more about what veneers can do for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Shartzer, your dental veneers and implant dentist in Fort Myers, FL, by calling the office at (239) 275-7680.