Changing Smiles in Ada with Cosmetic Dentistry
Your smile is the very first thing people see when they look at you. They may not be conscious of this, but it is still true. You can easily recognize a person you know by just seeing their smile as opposed to any other part of their face, including their eyes.
You only have to look at the scientific data regarding the value of a smile to see how anything that increases your confidence in your smile also increases a multitude of smile-related benefits. Smiling can add seven years to your life, and it boosts your immune system. In a smile study, 57% of respondents said a smile from a stranger made them want to smile, and 41% said it elevated their mood.
But what if you’re afraid to smile? What if your confidence in your smile is hindered by something that you’ve always wished you could change? Even if you’re the only person who notices this minor detail, if it’s enough to keep you from smiling, then cosmetic dentistry could impact your life in ways you cannot even begin to imagine.
At Ada Smile Place, we offer cosmetic dentistry, so you can experience the lifelong benefits of a genuine, unhindered smile.
Veneers can take care of so many cosmetic issues you probably never thought of. Veneers can whiten teeth as well (though a whitening treatment can do that in most cases). Veneers can lengthen teeth that are too short or ones that have been worn down by grinding your teeth. Veneers can handle many minor straightening cases, take care of cracks, chips, and gaps, and smooth out uneven surfaces.
We use the best porcelain for our veneers, which gives them years of durability and a beautiful, tooth-like, natural finish.
Q: How long do veneers last?
A: It varies greatly from patient to patient. Expect your veneers to last between seven and 15 years before needing to be replaced.
Q: How does caring for veneers differ from caring for teeth without veneers?
A: Teeth with veneers require the same care as those without. Continue to practice good oral hygiene by brushing, flossing, and using a dentist-recommended mouthwash.
Q: What is the procedure for veneers?
A: Your dentist will remove ½ millimeter of your tooth surface enamel to prepare the tooth to be bonded to the veneers. Then your dentist will take an impression of your teeth to create molds for the new veneers to form to. Temporary veneers can be placed while you wait for your veneers. When your new veneers come, which usually takes around four weeks, they will be bonded to your teeth, and a special light beam will cure the veneer cement to your teeth.
Q: How do veneers interact with whitening?
A: If you are getting veneers and wish to whiten your teeth, we recommend that you do so a few weeks before your first veneer appointment, so your veneers can be made to match your new shade of teeth. In the future, if your natural teeth become stained, you can simply whiten them again so they’re the same shade as your veneers. Veneers do not whiten or stain.
Q: Is everybody a good candidate for veneers?
A: Your dentist will be able to tell you if you’re a good candidate for veneers. Unhealthy teeth, teeth with periodontitis or insufficient enamel, and weakened teeth are not good candidates for veneers. If you grind your teeth, you may also not be a good candidate for veneers, as grinding may weaken or chip your veneers over time.
“I love Ada Smile Place! Everyone that works there is amazing and truly cares about your experience. The office is state-of-the art and always looking for new and innovative ways to improve for their patients. I would recommend Dr. Edwards (x2) to anyone! If I could give more than 5 stars, I would.”
• Laura Padilla