cover up flaws in your smile
veneers in ruston
Do you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable about your smile? Veneers from Dr. Patrick Stuckey may be the solution. With this cosmetic treatment, you can treat a huge variety of problems with your teeth, including minor chips, uneven teeth, stained teeth, gaps between the teeth, and more. Get all the details below, or contact us now to schedule your appointment at the office of Dr. Patrick Stuckey now.
Understanding the basics
what are veneers?
Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. They are made from tooth-like porcelain. This ceramic material imitates the natural color, translucency, and appearance of enamel.
Each veneer is custom-built to fit over the front of one of your teeth. Unlike crowns, which cover the whole tooth, veneers are only meant to cover up the front surfaces of your teeth. Using multiple veneers, you can completely restore your smile and your appearance, treating problems like stained teeth, misshapen teeth, and other imperfections.
Why Choose veneers?
explaining the benefits
First, veneers are usually considered to be the longest-lasting method of cosmetic smile restoration. They can easily last 10-15 years, and it’s not uncommon for patients to keep their veneers for even longer if they take good care of their smiles.
Veneers also look and feel extremely natural. Dr. Stuckey will use advanced techniques to design veneers that look just like natural teeth, and our partner dental lab will use porcelain that matches the color of your teeth to ensure the best results.
You also don’t need to do anything special to care for your veneers beyond maintaining good oral hygiene and a healthy diet. Brush and floss regularly and see Dr. Stuckey for a consultation every six months. That’s it!
And, of course, veneers dramatically improve the appearance of your smile and boost your self-confidence. With your new veneers, you’ll never have to hide your teeth again, and you can smile, laugh, and eat with confidence, no matter the situation.
what to expect
the veneers treatment process
Before the treatment process begins, you’ll need to see Dr. Stuckey for a cosmetic consultation. He will examine your mouth, explain your options for restoring your teeth, and determine whether or not veneers are appropriate for your situation. If he approves you for veneers, you’ll need to come in for two more appointments.
At the first appointment, Dr. Stuckey will clean your teeth and numb your mouth. Next, he will need to drill away a thin layer of enamel. This is done to prepare each tooth that’s receiving a veneer, and ensure the veneers don’t alter your bite or add any bulk to your teeth.
Once this is done, he will take impressions of your mouth, and send these to a dental lab that specializes in dental veneers. The technicians at the lab will use your impressions and Dr. Stuckey’s notes to build a set of custom veneers. In the meantime, you’ll be sent home with a set of temporary resin veneers to protect your newly trimmed teeth.
Your permanent veneers will usually arrive at our office after 2-3 weeks. Then, you’ll come in for your final appointment. Dr. Stuckey will remove your temporaries, prepare your teeth, and double-check the fit of your porcelain veneers. Finally, Dr. Stuckey will use powerful dental cement to permanently attach your veneers to your teeth, completing the procedure.