Dental veneers are very popular as a way to restore your smile and cover up imperfections like gaps, stains, and chips in the teeth. But getting veneers is a big commitment. In most cases, they’re permanent, so you want to make sure that you’re ready before you decide to undergo this cosmetic dentistry procedure.
So, how can you make sure that veneers in Lafayette are right for you? Here are a few tips from Life Dentistry, which will help you make the best decision for your particular needs.
Think about how you feel about your smile, and your other options
Does your smile make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious? If so, cosmetic dentistry is definitely a good investment, but veneers may not necessarily be the best choice.
If you struggle with tooth stains, for example, teeth whitening may be all you need to restore your smile. Depending on what you’d like to change about your smile, cosmetic porcelain crowns or dental bonding may be a better choice. And if you have serious misalignment or crooked teeth, Invisalign or braces may be needed to fix the issues.
Consider your oral health and hygiene
Veneers are usually only given to patients who have relatively healthy mouths and have shown a commitment to good oral hygiene. If you have multiple cavities or are currently suffering from gum disease, for example, your dentist may not allow you to get veneers.
In addition, you’ll need to maintain good oral hygiene after getting veneers. Failing to do so can lead to complications like infected teeth, and damage to your veneers.
So make sure you can commit to a healthy brushing and flossing regimen, and regular 6-month checkups with Dr. James Martin at Life Dentistry.
Try a “Smile Test Drive” at Life Dentistry before committing to any treatment
If you’re wondering what you’ll look like with veneers, or you’re worried they won’t look natural, one of the best options to alleviate your concerns is a Smile Test Drive!
At our Lafayette cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. James Martin can provide you with a realistic set of temporary veneers, which you can wear before you commit to a permanent veneer treatment.
This allows you to try out your veneers for a few weeks, and see if you like how they look and feel. Once you’ve experienced the difference veneers can make, you’re sure to make the right choice for your cosmetic dentistry needs.
Interested in veneers? Contact Life Dentistry now!
Dr. James Martin is an experienced Lafayette cosmetic dentist. At your consultation, he will discuss your smile goals, your oral health, and your budget, to help you decide if veneers are right for you. A Smile Test Drive is also an easy way to experience how veneers will look and feel. So whether you’re in Boulder or Denver, trust us the team at Life Dentistry to deliver stellar results. Contact us at (970) 289-5433 to schedule your appointment, or drop by our office at 110 Old Laramie Trail, Unit 100, Lafayette, CO 80026 for an in-person consultation.