It’s very frustrating. You brush and floss regularly, you make all your dental cleanings and examinations, and you’re still not happy with your smile. It doesn’t take much – even a slight chip or a slightly irregular tooth can make you less confident in your smile. If you’re unhappy with your smile, consider getting a brand new smile with dental veneers from Dr. Craig Ellsworth at Family Dental of Spokane Valley.
Veneers Are Wafer-Thin Wonders
Veneers are extremely thin shells of porcelain or a synthetic material that are fixed to the fronts of your visible teeth. Dr. Ellsworth uses porcelain veneers for his patients due to its durability, superior light-reflecting abilities (porcelain presents a very lifelike appearance), and stain resistance. In fact, with care, porcelain veneers can last 15 years or more.
Porcelain can be created in almost any shade, so you can have the exact shade of white you want for your smile.
These wafer-thin wonders can completely cover a host of smile flaws:
- Chips and cracks
- Irregular teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Deeply stained teeth
- Worn-down teeth
Remove those imperfections and presto! You have a perfect smile.
The Veneer Process
When you schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Craig Ellsworth, you and he will have an in-depth discussion about your smile goals. If you agree that dental veneers are the best option to achieve your goals, he’ll remove a minute amount of enamel from the teeth that will receive the veneers. There’s very little, if any pain, involved but Dr. Ellsworth will be happy to provide a local anesthetic if you wish. And if the idea makes you uncomfortable, you can take advantage of dental sedation to help you relax.
Once your enamel is prepped, Dr. Ellsworth will take impressions of your teeth to guide the dental laboratory in creating your completely personalized veneers.
At your next appointment, he’ll will make any tiny adjustments to your veneers that might be necessary. He’ll then bond them to the fronts of your teeth.
That’s it, except for your utter delight when you look in the mirror and see your flawless new smile.
Other Cosmetic Dentistry Options
Dr. Ellsworth has a number of other options to correct minor smile flaws. These include:
- Professional teeth whitening using the proven Opalescence whitening system.
- Tooth bonding using a tooth-colored resin to correct and hide chips, cracks, and other defects. Tooth bonding is best thought of as a short-term solution.
- Laser dentistry to reshape your tooth and.or remove gum tissue to even out the balance of gum and tooth.
- Orthodontic treatment to straighten and align your teeth.
All of these procedures are effective in making changes to your smile. But for the quickest and longest-lasting smile transformation, dental veneers are the option of choice for most people, and perhaps for you as well.
Your Perfect Smile Is Waiting
You don’t have to live with a smile you don’t love. Dental veneers from Dr. Craig Ellsworth at Family Dental of Spokane Valley, WA will give you the smile of your dreams. Call our office today at 509-850-3217 for an appointment.