Teeth Veneers Schererville IN
Your teeth are a crucial feature of your mouth. They perform a variety of important functions from allowing you to bite and chew your food to controlling airflow when you speak. They are also an integral component of a beautiful, confident smile. Any imperfection, even the most minor flaws, can impact the appearance of teeth, and your smile's appearance, both of which can diminish your confidence. If you have minor imperfections in your teeth, Crossroads Family Dental can give you back your smile with porcelain veneers.
What are veneers?
Minor imperfections in visible teeth can have a serious impact on the beauty of your smile (and turn even the most confident person self-conscious). Veneers are thin dental restorations that are designed to cover the front of the affected tooth, effectively covering over these imperfections. They can completely transform an imperfect tooth, giving you back your smile and your confidence.
What issues can veneers fix?
Veneers are used to correct a variety of minor dental imperfections:
How are veneers placed?
The placement of veneers requires two separate visits. Upon your first visit, we prepare your teeth for veneers. To do so, we remove a very small amount of the enamel from the affected teeth. This is done to ensure that your veneers fit perfectly in with the rest of your teeth. Once your teeth have been prepared, we then take an impression of your mouth. The impression is sent to our lab, where your veneers are custom created. It usually takes about two weeks for your veneers to be ready. Depending on your situation, we may or may not provide temporary veneers. When your final restorations are ready, you return for a second visit, we check your veneers for fit and bond them into place.
Why use porcelain?
Veneers are typically made out of composite resin or out of porcelain. Both materials can be made to match the color of your natural teeth. However, at Crossroads Family Dental, our veneers are made from porcelain. This is for a few different reasons. One reason porcelain is preferred over composite resin is that porcelain is stronger. Another major reason that porcelain is the more popular choice is that this material not only mimics the color of your natural teeth (and can be finished to blend in perfectly), it also mimics the light reflecting properties of enamel. Porcelain provides you with a much more natural finished appearance.
Other benefits of using porcelain for your veneers include:
If you have minor imperfections in your teeth that are affecting the quality of your smile, porcelain veneers may be the answer. Call Crossroads Family Dental today at (219) 440-2950 to learn more and schedule your consultation.