Your smile’s appearance plays a certain role in your facial expressions. Minor cosmetic and physical imperfections with these teeth can leave you feeling socially awkward. Rather than live with an unappealing smile, you can turn to the cosmetic dentistry options available at Dr. Bradley Bath’s dental office in Evansville, Indiana.
For a smile that suffers from multiple cosmetic imperfections, Dr. Bradley Bath might recommend dental veneers. These are custom-shaped shells that are made from dental-grade porcelain that can fit over the face of each tooth in your smile. This special material also resists dental stains better than natural tooth enamel. This can make it easier to maintain a white smile.
Dr. Bradley Bath will start by examining each tooth in your smile and taking some X-rays. This will help him assess the health and integrity of each tooth. It’s also important to make sure there is sufficient tooth enamel to anchor each dental veneer.
A porcelain dental crown might be needed if one of your teeth have a shallow amount of tooth enamel or an existing filling. This restoration completely replaces the entire tooth enamel layer with the same dental-grade porcelain used for the veneers.
At the end of the appointment, Dr. Bradley Bath will shave a section off of the teeth to make room for the veneers and will create a detailed impression of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to a dental lab where specialist technicians will carefully create your dental veneers.
When the dental veneers are ready, Dr. Bradley Bath will install them by removing a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. The corresponding dental veneer will then be cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in the Evansville, Indiana, area and you’re interested in dental veneers, you should call 812-476-6064 to schedule an appointment at Cross Pointe Dental.