Many patients at Meadowbrook Family Dental ask Dr. Lau and the Meadowbrook team how they can straighten and brighten their smile without the use of Invisalign or teeth whitening. A simple, cost effective alternative is dental veneers. Whether you want to restore a discolored tooth, fill in gaps between your teeth, or both, dental veneers can give you the look you want.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Often referred to as masks for your teeth, dental veneers are place on top of a tooth to achieve a desired look. The dental veneer is made from a thin, malleable material that can be easily heat-fixed to the front of the tooth. Further, Dr. Lau and his team can choose a tooth color that is natural, yet slightly whitens the appearance of your teeth. Your front teeth are the most visible, so most patients only purchase four to six veneers for each set of teeth.
Who Can Get Dental Veneers?
Similar to most cosmetic procedures, Dr. Lau at Meadowbrook Family Dental recommends cosmetic procedures to those with maintained oral health. For example, this means that you do not have any active cavities and if you have periodontal disease, it is well-maintained. Performing a cosmetic procedure on someone with oral health concerns can cause pain and serious damage. Dr. Lau recommends a cosmetic consultation before choosing if dental veneers are right for you.
Dental Veneer Alternatives
Although dental veneers are a less invasive and a more cost effective procedure, there are a few downsides. Dental veneers are not as sturdy and do not last as long as their alternatives. Some patients opt for dental crowns instead of dental veneers because they are stronger and last longer for repairing broken or gaped teeth. If your goal is to straighten your smile, you many opt for an Invisalign treatment. Or if you want to whiten your smile, in-office or at-home teeth whitening are a great alternative.
No matter the cosmetic update, Dr. Lau at Meadowbrook Family Dental has the cosmetic procedure for you! To find out more information and to reserve a consultation appointment, call our Sacramento, California office, today!