The appearance of your smile can convey a certain amount of weight with your self-esteem and self-confidence related to your overall appearance. Many people who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their smile will schedule a consultation at Ling Family Dentistry to explore their cosmetic dental options.
The specific options Dr. Michael Ling recommends will vary depending on the nature and severity of the issue. For many people, the most convenient option is to cosmetically enhance each tooth in your smile with dental veneers.
This is a two-part cosmetic restoration that starts with a thorough examination of each tooth in your smile. Dr. Michael Ling will start by assessing the health and integrity of each tooth to make sure the teeth have enough healthy tooth enamel to anchor a dental veneer. If one or two teeth lack the sufficient enamel to secure a dental veneer, your dentist might recommend having that tooth restored with a porcelain dental crown.
Next, Dr. Michael Ling will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. Next, our technicians will take a detailed impression of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to a professional dental lab technician who will custom craft each dental veneer.
The second stage of the cosmetic restoration happens after the dental lab technician has completed your veneers. To install the veneers, your dentist will cement them into place with a special dental adhesive.
The porcelain material will be bright white and less receptive to stains than natural tooth enamel. With the proper care and cleaning, your dental veneers will provide you with a white and appealing smile for many years to come.
If you live in the Blaine, Minnesota, area and you are concerned about the appearance of your smile, you should call 763-784-1993 to explore your cosmetic dental solutions at Ling Family Dentistry.