Whether you are looking to get a completely new smile or just repair a chipped tooth, veneers are often the best cosmetic dentistry procedure for achieving your goals. Veneers have the power to do many things, such as giving you a bigger smile, straightening your teeth, and closing gaps in your smile.
But because veneers can change your smile dramatically, there’s also a possibility that you won’t like the results. So how do you make sure that your veneers really look the way you want? Here are five tips that can help you get beautiful results that you will love.
Your Dentist Makes All the Difference
If you take nothing else away from this blog, understand that your dentist will make all the difference in the world for your veneers results. And it’s up to you to choose the dentist who is most likely to give you the results you’re looking for.
First, start by looking at a dentist’s smile gallery. If you like what you see and could love getting similar results for your smile, then you know you’ve got a candidate you should consider. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Dustin Holladay has been performing beautiful smile makeovers in Myrtle Beach for years. You’ll love the results he can achieve.
Next, make sure a dentist has good training and experience in cosmetic dentistry procedures. Training and experience help a dentist deal with the unexpected so you’re more likely to get the results you want, not complications your dentist couldn’t handle.
Finally, it’s important to talk to a few different dentists to make sure that you find one you like. Don’t neglect this factor: you need to have a dentist you can talk to. Why? We’re glad you asked . . .
Be Open with Your Dentist
You need to find a dentist you can talk to so that you can be open with them about your veneers. Your cosmetic dentist–no matter how good–is not a mind reader. They won’t know what you’re looking for unless you tell them.
Your smile obviously matters to you. It obviously has some powerful emotional components. There may be some factors related to your veneers that can be embarrassing or sensitive. If you can’t share these with your dentist, they can give you the results you’re really looking for.
Quality Materials Will Make a Difference
After your dentist, the most important factor in your quality of results is the material used in your restorations. Veneers can be made of many different types of materials, and the materials that are strong and beautiful can also be more expensive.
For less expensive materials, you may have to choose between appearance and durability–and neither choice is going to make you happy.
Look at it this way: there’s no point in saving money on low-quality materials if the results aren’t going to make you happy. The only point in getting a smile makeover is to be happy with the results. Also remember that financing options can help you fit quality restorations into your budget.
Choose the Right Number of Veneers
As we mentioned above, veneers can be used for fixing just one tooth or for recreating your entire smile. You can get any number of veneers you want, from one all the way up to 32 (if you still have your wisdom teeth).
So how do you decide how many veneers should you get? Well, that depends.
If you’re looking for a subtle change that can be easily blended in with your natural teeth, you only need to get veneers for the teeth that are actually the problem, such as the ones that are chipped or those on either side of the gap you want to close.
Consider, too, that you might be able to better match teeth and veneers if you get your teeth whitened first.
But if you want a more dramatic change–making your teeth larger and brighter, for example, then blending veneers in with your natural teeth would defeat the point. So you’ll want to consider getting veneers for all the teeth you naturally show. Don’t forget to consider that you might show more teeth when you talk than when you smile.
Give Yourself Time to Do It Right
When everything goes right, veneers can achieve results really quickly. In less than a month, you can have a beautiful new smile.
But it’s a mistake to try to count on getting them done that quickly if you can avoid it. Even with the best dentists, the best labs, and the best materials, things do go wrong. It’s rare, but you don’t want to risk it.
So if you want to have your veneers to look beautiful for a special occasion, it’s best to talk to us about three months before the date.
You Can Have a Beautiful Smile
With veneers almost anybody can have a beautiful, natural-looking smile. If you want to find out what veneers can do for your smile in Myrtle Beach, please call (843) 903-3111 today for an appointment with Dr. Holladay at Carolina Forest Cosmetic Dentistry.