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Posts for: October, 2017
Are you interested in getting veneers?
Your dentist understands the importance of having a beautiful smile. Dr. Carol Cunningham at Gentle Art of Dentistry in Decatur, IL assess your teeth to make sure there aren't any serious problems like cavities. If there are cavities, she will need to clean them out and seal them.
Afterwards, she will remove some enamel off the surface of your teeth and place the porcelain veneers, which are basically thin shells. The veneers will fit evenly along your teeth because they are custom made and the enamel removed makes way for them.
The veneers you decide to have placed are a great way to conceal unappealing issues:
- They hide stained and/or discolored teeth, which aren't attractive anymore because of poor habits like smoking, chewing tobacco, drinking tea or coffee, and eating heavily pigmented foods. Even some antibiotics, such as tetracycline, may cause teeth to become discolored.
- Another issue people suffer from and want to conceal is mishappened teeth like worn or chipped teeth, uneven surfaces, crooked teeth, uneven spacing, like overcrowdedness, and irregularly shaped teeth.
- Veneers are also great for concealing dents, cracks and fractures, and grooves on the surface of your teeth that may have been caused by trauma.
While the process is simple and non-invasive, removing enamel is a permanent decision. So make sure you speak to your Decatur dentist.
Also, keeping up with your healthy oral regimen will help keep your smile intact for as long as possible. So brush twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Make sure to brush for two whole minutes and angle your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle. Flossing should also be a part of your dental care. Floss at least once before bed and don't miss your bi-annual checkups with your dentist.
If you're interested in veneers and have questions for Dr. Carol Cunningham, then call you Decatur, IL, dentist today! Your smile and health are important.