For more than 30 years, Dr. Ronald E. Richardson has been creating beautiful new smiles in Melbourne. As a cosmetic dentist in Melbourne, Dr. Richardson offers smile transformations using veneers. Veneers are used to improve the appearance of the teeth for a brighter, straighter smile using a minimally invasive procedure. Veneers are the affordable and durable option to make the teeth appear straighter, more proportionate, and even cover cosmetic flaws for a radiant new smile that looks natural. If you’re ready to transform your smile, we have everything you need to know about dental veneers.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are essentially false fronts that are bonded to the front side of the teeth. Veneers are made from either composite resin material or porcelain to give the teeth a more attractive look. While both materials are effective, most prefer porcelain because they provide a more natural-looking appearance while allowing more of the tooth’s structure to remain intact.
What Problems Can Veneers Fix?
Veneers are fairly versatile and can be used to correct a number of cosmetic flaws. Chips, cracks, and discoloration are easily hidden with the false fronts. Not to mention, for those who have minor alignment issues, veneers can be used to make the teeth appear straighter—ideal for those looking for an alternative to orthodontic treatments. Overall, veneers are used to make the teeth have a shapelier appearance, great for those who have abnormally shaped teeth or small teeth.
What’s Involved in the Procedure?
The procedure to receive veneers is very simple and produces little to no pain or discomfort. In order to bond your custom veneers to your teeth, your teeth will first need to be prepared. Preparation of the teeth involves cleaning the teeth. Then, a small amount of enamel is removed by etching the surface of the tooth. Porcelain veneers require less enamel to be removed so you’re able to retain more of your tooth’s structure.
Once enamel has been removed, an impression of your teeth will be taken to create your custom veneers. Your veneers will be made to meet your exact specifications, including size, shape, and color. While you wait for your new veneers to be made in the lab, you’ll have to wear temporary veneers to protect your teeth. After your new permanent veneers are made, we will remove the temporary veneers and replace them with your permanent veneers.
How Do I Care for Veneers?
Caring for your new veneers is simple. You’ll care for your veneers just as you care for your natural teeth. You’ll need to brush and floss your teeth twice a day using nonabrasive products so you don’t scratch the veneers. Keep your regular appointments for cleanings and checkups so we can keep your teeth looking their best.
Your Cosmetic Dentist in Melbourne
Dr. Richardson is your cosmetic dentist in Melbourne for veneers. We use advanced cosmetic dentistry to transform your smile. If you’re ready for a beautiful new smile with veneers, call our office today at (321) 473-5479 to schedule an appointment.