Do you think it’s time have a smile makeover? Many people do and the use of veneers is becoming more common place than it was just a few years ago. The placement of veneers is a precise technique, as it affects different features of your mouth. The veneers can affect your speech, the soft tissue structure of your mouth, while at the same time involving multiple teeth and your bite. An in-depth knowledge of the materials used, as well as the techniques is important to ensure that your veneers are placed correctly so that your self-esteem is boosted while we improve your smile.
Some of the concerns you should be aware of include the addressing of the soft tissue symmetry of your mouth. If your dentist fails to address this, it can adversely affect the esthetic outcome of the treatment of your mouth.
To give you the best look with your veneers, it is best for your dentist to create a lab wax-up of your mouth. This allows the dentist to visualize the final look of your veneers and duplicate this look in your mouth. It will also allow you to see how the veneers will look when the treatment is complete and you can request changes or adjustments before placement begins.
If your dentist doesn’t work with an experienced esthetic ceramist, the final look of your veneers may not be the look you truly want. While the work of the dentist in preparation and placement is important, if the esthetic ceramist doesn’t present quality work, all the preparations won’t matter. It’s the appearance of the veneers that everyone will see, not the prep work. And overall, you must be happy with the way they look.
When you go into your dentist to be evaluated for veneers, you should try to let him determine the best treatment for you. Do not try to push him into going against his instincts about the right teeth to anchor the veneers on. As a patient, you are focused on the teeth that you feel you see the most. A properly trained dentist knows that the best rule to follow for veneers is the rule of 4-8-10. This rule makes sure that the right teeth are treated. This rule also includes teeth that you don’t think you see, but are actually seen very frequently when you smile. Trust your dentist with the plan.
Another concern that should be addressed with your dentist before treatment begins is the type of chemicals they use in the preparation. Make sure your dentist doesn’t use the ferric sulfate chemicals, especially around ceramic restorations. This will cause staining on your teeth and the veneers.
Make sure that your dentist photographs your case before, during and after treatment. Not only does it help your dentist promote his work, but it also gives your esthetic ceramist a visual of what your mouth looks like before the veneers are placed, so they know what they are working with.
Be sure to do your research, not only for your dentist, but also in the veneers treatment itself. Speak to your dentist about what you can and cannot do with your veneers in place. You should also speak to them regarding the team they will be using for the creation and placement of the veneers. You need to make sure that you are comfortable with the answers they provide you. Ask all your questions before, during, and after treatment. You should be happy with your treatment and placement and you will need a plan for how to keep the veneers looking their best.