Posts for tag: Veneers

By Wayne E Walcott, DDS, MS & Brett J Walcott, DDS
October 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

If you're not happy with the way your teeth look, you don't have to live with a smile that's less than dazzling. Our Ann Arbor, MI, dentists, veneersDr. Wayne Walcott and Dr. Brett Walcott, explain how veneers can correct a variety of common tooth flaws.

What are veneers?

Veneers provide an excellent way to conceal imperfections that only affect the front of your teeth. The tooth-shaped porcelain shells are cemented on your teeth after a tiny amount of enamel has been improved in our Ann Arbor office. Veneers are extremely durable and available in many shades of white. With proper care, your veneers can last 10 years or longer before they need to be replaced.

Are veneers the right choice for me?

Veneers offer the ideal way to treat many smile issues. They're often used to hide wear and tear and minor damage, including chips and cracks. If your teeth are noticeably bumpy or pitted, concealing these imperfections beneath a thin layer of porcelain is an excellent way to improve your smile.

Crooked and oddly shaped teeth can also be improved with the addition of veneers, as can teeth that are pointed or twisted. Do you have spaces between your teeth? Veneers are ideal for eliminating slight gaps that can spoil your smile. They're just as effective in lengthening teeth, particularly those that have become shorter due to grinding.

Veneers provide a long-term way to conceal discolorations. Whether your discolored tooth occurred due to a large filling or root canal, or even as a result of tetracycline use when you were just a toddler, adding a veneer offers a simple solution to the problem.

Have you tried teeth whitening in the past but were unimpressed with the results? When whitening doesn't deliver the bright smile you'd hoped, veneers provide a better option. You can choose the level of whiteness for your smile and won't need to worry about stains. Veneers won't discolor even if you regularly drink coffee, wine, tea or cola.

Are you ready to enhance your smile with veneers? Call our Ann Arbor, MI, dentists, Drs. Wayne and Brett Walcott, at (734) 994-3700 to schedule an appointment.

By Wayne E Walcott, DDS, MS & Brett J Walcott, DDS
June 16, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Discover the power of dental veneers and how they could alter your smile for the better.

Cosmetic dentistry has become a more and more popular way for people to finally achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. Your Ann Arbor dentists Drs. Wayne and Brett Walcott have all the tools and skills necessary to give you your dream smile. If you are looking for anDental Veneers easy way to change the look, shape or color of your smile then you may want to consider what dental veneers can do for you.

When Porcelain Veneers are Used

These partially translucent tooth-colored shells are adhered to the front of your teeth to hide imperfections and to change your smile’s overall appearance. Each veneer is custom-made to fit your teeth to give you a smile to be proud of.

Some of the imperfections that veneers address include:

  • Cracked, broken or chipped teeth
  • Severely stained or discolored teeth
  • Teeth that are resistant to whitening
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Malformed teeth

Getting Porcelain Veneers

One of the perks of choosing to get dental veneers with your Ann Arbor, MI dentists is that you can achieve major aesthetic changes to your smile without invasive procedures. When it comes to preparing your teeth for veneers it only requires a very small amount of enamel to be removed from your teeth. Because the veneers are so thin they can be applied over your natural teeth without the need for significant tooth reduction, as you would with dental crowns.

Impressions are then taken of your teeth and sent to a lab where they will get to work creating your beautiful, customized restorations. Once they are complete, you will come back into our office where our Ann Arbor cosmetic dentist will check the color and fit to make sure that it’s ideal for your smile. Then we will bond the veneer to the front of your teeth. Once the veneers are attached you can now enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful, healthier-looking smile.

Ready to find out if dental veneers are the right option for you? Then it’s time you scheduled an appointment with our Ann Arbor, MI dental office. Give us a call today.