A Few Things To Know If You Are Considering Dental Veneers

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Dental veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain or ceramic that are glued to the front of your teeth. They are used to provide you with a beautiful smile. These pieces can hide teeth that are discolored and will not whiten, cracks, chips, and even minor alignment issues. You will keep your natural teeth. However, before contacting a cosmetic dentist, there are a few things you need to know and have corrected before any veneers can be applied.

Gum Disease

If you have gum disease, it will need to be taken care of before a veneer can be put on. This may mean a trip to the periodontist to have scaling done under the gums. If there is a lot of plaque built up there, you may need to have several visits to have it all removed. If you don't, the plaque will continue to form and will end up pushing on the veneer. Not only can this be painful, but it will also crack or loosen the veneer so that it will need to be repaired or replaced. In addition, bacteria can grow under it which will mean it needs to be removed so any infection can be taken care of.


If the teeth you need veneers on have any cavities, they will need to be fixed. This may be a simple filling or could mean you need a root canal first. See your regular dentist to make sure all your teeth are in good condition, with no cavities before contacting the cosmetic dentist. Your mouth, teeth, and gums need to be healthy before cosmetic dentistry can be done.


If you want your smile to be nice and white, have a whitening procedure done before having the veneers applied. The material of the veneers cannot be whitened. It will be easier to match the veneer color to your newly whitened teeth than it would be to whiten your teeth to match the color of the veneer.

If you are dissatisfied with your smile, veneers can be a good way of fixing the problems. The cosmetic dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth, make a mold of them, and send it to a lab to have the veneers made. Once received, you will have them applied in a single visit. The whole process may take a couple of weeks, but once completed you will have the smile of your dreams.

For more information, contact a company like Kemper Pond Dental.


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Getting Your Toddler to the Dentist Once and For All

Toddlers should see a dentist for the first time by the age of twelve months or by the time their first tooth comes in. But if you are a parent with toddlers anything like mine, the prospect of going to the dentist (let alone anywhere!) can be pretty intimidating. My kids were a handful growing up. They had tantrums any time we would have to sit in a waiting room, and they refused to get in the dentist's chair during their first few visits. So, I had to employ a professional to help me make the transition to finally getting them in that dental chair without all the screaming and crying. I know I'm not the only parent in this situation, so I decided to share the information I've learned with others who can use a little help. You can find all my advice right here on these pages!