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Your ideal smile awaits! What are you waiting for?
Do you feel like everyone notices that gap between your front teeth, or do you hate that smoking has left you with stubborn stains that even teeth whitening can’t fully remove? There are a lot of cosmetic flaws that can affect our smiles, but luckily, there is hope. Your North Syracuse, NY, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Inderpreet Atwal, can use porcelain veneers to rejuvenate your smile and give you the great look that you deserve!
What Dental Veneers Can Do for Your Smile
Veneers are made from medical-grade porcelain that is bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance and change the overall look of your teeth. If you’ve ever wished that your smile were more even, straighter, or whiter, then dental veneers could offer you the results you’ve been looking for!
Porcelain veneers can mask a whole host of cosmetic blemishes. If you have discolorations that don’t respond to teeth whitening, then veneers may be the best approach to hiding these stains and acquiring a whiter smile.
Veneers can also be used to cover chips, cracks, and other imperfections that affect the overall symmetry and shape of your smile. If teeth have been worn down or misshapen, veneers can also easily lengthen teeth for a more uninformed and even smile.
If you have small gaps between teeth or slightly crooked/misaligned teeth, veneers can actually cover these problem areas as well and make your smile appear straighter without the need of braces.
The Benefits of Dental Veneers
There is a reason why dental veneers are one of the most popular restorations that our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Atwal, places at his North Syracuse office. After all, veneers offer an effective way to completely boost your smile’s appearance. Some other benefits include,
- A fast treatment time: Most patients can get veneers in as little as three weeks, from consultation to final fitting.
- A boost in self-esteem: When you have a beautiful smile it’s amazing how quickly you’ll feel more confident. You’ll love your new smile and you won’t want to wait to show it off.
- Covering for a variety of imperfections: Veneers are amazingly versatile and can be used to mask countless flaws in your smile. If you are dealing with more widespread issues then veneers may be the easiest way to improve your smile while hiding these aesthetic issues.
Atwal Dental Care in North Syracuse wants to provide you and your family with thorough, gentle dental care. Call our office today at (315) 452-1020 to book your next appointment with our cosmetic dentist.
Want to know the exact wrong way to pry open a stubborn lid? Just ask Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC-TV’s popular “Tonight Show.” When the 40-year-old funnyman had trouble opening a tube of scar tissue repair gel with his hands, he decided to try using his teeth.
What happened next wasn’t funny: Attempting to remove the cap, Fallon chipped his front tooth, adding another medical problem to the serious finger injury he suffered a few weeks before (the same wound he was trying to take care of with the gel). If there’s a moral to this story, it might be this: Use the right tool for the job… and that tool isn’t your teeth!
Yet Fallon is hardly alone in his dilemma. According to the American Association of Endodontists, chipped teeth account for the majority of dental injuries. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a number of great ways to restore damaged teeth.
If the chip is relatively small, it’s often possible to fix it with cosmetic bonding. In this procedure, tough, natural-looking resin is used to fill in the part of the tooth that has been lost. Built up layer by layer, the composite resin is cured with a special light until it’s hard, shiny… and difficult to tell from your natural teeth. Best of all, cosmetic bonding can often be done in one office visit, with little or no discomfort. It can last for up to ten years, so it’s great for kids who may be getting more permanent repairs later.
For larger chips or cracks, veneers or crowns may be suggested. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain coverings that go over the entire front surface of one or more teeth. They can be used to repair minor to moderate defects, such as chips, discolorations, or spacing irregularities. They can also give you the “Hollywood white” smile you’ve seen on many celebrities.
Veneers are generally custom-made in a lab, and require more than one office visit. Because a small amount of tooth structure must be removed in order to put them in place, veneers are considered an irreversible treatment. But durable and long-lasting veneers are the restorations of choice for many people.
Crowns (also called caps) are used when even more of the tooth structure is missing. They can replace the entire visible part of the tooth, as long as the tooth’s roots remain viable. Crowns, like veneers, are custom-fabricated to match your teeth in size, shape and color; they are generally made in a dental lab and require more than one office visit. However, teeth restored with crowns function well, look natural, and can last for many years.
So what happened to Jimmy Fallon? We aren’t sure which restoration he received… but we do know that he was back on TV the same night, flashing a big smile.
If you would like more information about tooth restorations, please contact us or schedule a consultation. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers” and “Artistic Repair Of Front Teeth With Composite Resin.”