An appealing smile full of lustrous white teeth plays to your favor in many situations in life. It is especially beneficial for people working in sales or other face-to-face business interactions. If cosmetic imperfections or dental staining problems affect your smile’s appearance, you should consider contacting Scott J. Ferguson, DDS to explore your cosmetic dental options.
One of the more effective methods of improving your smile’s appearance and preserving its white gleam in the long term is to have dental veneers installed on the faces of your teeth. These thin shells are made from a special dental-grade porcelain material. They are meticulously crafted in a dental lab and they are made to fit over the faces of the teeth in your smile. Once they have been cemented in place, they will be indistinguishable from the natural tooth enamel.
The special porcelain material of the veneers is not as receptive to stains as natural tooth enamel. This will make it easy to prevent stains from setting into your smile in the future.
Dr. Scott Ferguson will first examine each tooth in your smile and will take a few X-rays to assess the health of each tooth. It’s important to make sure there is sufficient strong enamel to securely mount a veneer. If a tooth has an old filling or if it lacks sufficient enamel, he might recommend having it restored by a dental crown.
Your dentist will then remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. Then, he will take a detailed impression of all the teeth in your smile. This will be sent to a dental lab to be used as a guide for crafting your custom porcelain dental veneers.
We will call you to schedule the second appointment when your veneers are ready. During this appointment, your dentist will cement your new dental veneers in place.
If you live in the Kimball, Michigan, area and your smile needs cosmetic restoration, you should call 810.985.3301 to schedule a consultation at Scott J. Ferguson, DDS.