We understand that with recurring waves of the ongoing pandemic, people might be wary of committing to cosmetic dentistry that might require numerous visits to achieve results. We know that’s the case, even though a visit to the dentist is one of the lowest-risk activities. Fortunately, even a dramatic smile makeover might not require many dental visits.
We’ve talked before about how a CEREC dental crown or bridge can be made for you in one visit. Nothing can beat that, but even a full smile makeover with veneers takes just two treatment visits. That’s not much at all, especially when you consider all the wonderful results veneers can achieve.
Two Visits to Your New Smile
Once you decide that you want to go through with veneer treatment, it takes just two treatment visits to complete your new smile.
In the first visit, we will design your new smile in consultation with you. You can tell us exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s restoring your old smile or achieving the smile of your dreams. Then we will verify the design with you. Finally, we will prepare your teeth to receive veneers and fit you with temporary veneers. These generally look much more attractive than your natural teeth, although they do not look as good as your final veneers.
You will wear these temporary veneers while the lab makes your final veneers, which takes one or two weeks. Then you’ll come back to the office and we’ll fit your final veneers. When you’re satisfied with their appearance, we will bond them in place.
What Veneers Can Do for You
You might be thinking that veneers can’t do much, if they can be completed in just two visits. But the truth is that veneers are one of the most powerful procedures in cosmetic dentistry. They can simultaneously improve many aspects of your smile’s appearance. All at the same time, they can:
- Close gaps between teeth
- Straighten crooked teeth
- Repair damaged and worn teeth
- Lengthen small teeth
- Brighten discolored teeth
After getting veneers, your smile can be bigger and brighter, straighter and whiter. Veneers can do the work of teeth whitening, orthodontics, and tooth reshaping, all at the same time, and with fewer visits than would be required for orthodontics alone.
Other Benefits of Veneers
In addition to being a fast procedure that can achieve many cosmetic goals, veneers offer many benefits.
Veneers are very long-lasting. They can last ten or fifteen years with proper care, helping you to maintain your new smile for a decade or more.
Not only that, but veneers resist staining. If you get teeth whitening, you will have to touch-up the treatment regularly, but with veneers, you can trust that they will retain their whiteness for a decade or more. Veneers even resist acids. So while your soda habit might damage your natural teeth, it won’t damage your veneers.
Plus, veneers don’t require any special care: just make regular dental visits and brush and floss your teeth.
One Visit Veneers?
If you are looking for an option that requires even fewer visits, BioClear veneers can be done in a single visit. It’s not always possible to redo your entire smile with this approach, but if you are looking to do something simple like close a gap between your teeth, repair a chipped tooth, or build up a few small teeth, BioClear veneers are a great option. As attractive as veneers and nearly as durable, they are a great option for some cases.
Considering Veneers in Rancho Mirage?
If you are looking for the best option to improve your smile right now, you still have options for improving your smile that don’t require many visits to complete. And veneers are among the best options available.