Posts for tag: veneers

By Clark J Wright, DMD, PA
September 28, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Discover the many benefits to getting dental veneers in Venice, FL.veneers

Smiling offers an array of wonderful health benefits both for your physical and mental wellbeing. Did you know that smiling can boost endorphins and lower your heart rate? Of course, if you are happy about your smile then you may be among those happy people who smile 40-50 times a day; however, if you aren’t happy with your smile then you may only smile about 20 times a day. Our Venice, FL, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Clark Wright, is here to tell you how dental veneers could improve your smile.

What are veneers and what do they do?

These ultra-thin tooth-colored shells are bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve a myriad of imperfections. Whether you are looking to mask discolorations, chips, cracks, gaps between teeth or other defects that alter the shape, color or length of your smile, dental veneers could just be the best choice for you.

Dental veneers are often made from high-quality porcelain, since this material is not only stain-resistant and durable but also is highly translucent so it mirrors the look of natural tooth enamel. No one will be able to tell that you actually have veneers.

How are teeth prepped for these restorations?

Another benefit to choosing veneers is that little tooth preparation is needed before your Venice dentist can bond these porcelain shells to your teeth. While some enamel will need to be shaved off the front surface of your teeth, you need not worry! This is completely painless and can often be performed without needing local anesthesia.

Once teeth are prepped and ready for your veneers, molds of your teeth will have to be taken. These molds will help the dental lab get the exact tooth measurements they need to create veneers with the perfect fit. Once your custom veneers are made (this usually takes about one week) you will come back into our office so that we can fit you with your new restorations and bond them to the front of your teeth. In as little as two to three sessions, you could get a brand new smile for life.

Do you want to find out if dental veneers are right for you? If so, our Venice, FL, family dentist, Dr. Wright, is here to help. Schedule a dental veneer consultation with us today.

By Clark J Wright, DMD, PA
July 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  

What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

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