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For a successful way to make your smile more beautiful, choose veneers from a Newberg, OR, family dentist. Dr. Angela Toy of Arbor Hills Dental can repair tooth alignment, shape, and color. If you feel that your teeth could use some improvements, porcelain veneers may be the answer for you. Our dentist, Dr. Toy, is experienced in examining patients and deciding whether or not this cosmetic dentistry procedure is a viable one for your oral health.
More About Veneers
Veneers are thin coverings that go over a patient’s existing teeth.They are so thin, no one will be able to notice their existence. They are made to be wafer thin of a strong material that can substitute the natural tooth enamel. When the veneers are bonded to the teeth by our Newberg family dentist, they create a natural, beautiful smile. The porcelain material doesn’t stain like tooth enamel typically does, which is advantageous for someone wanting to improve their tooth color too.
The process of installing veneers on the surface of your teeth entails the removal of a small amount of tooth enamel from your natural teeth. This will allow veneers to look more natural. In addition to looking natural, you also have the opportunity to see what your custom-made veneers will look like before Dr. Toy places them on your teeth.
Ultimately, veneers can improve size, shape and color as well as spacing and alignment of teeth. For those with significantly misaligned teeth or a large gap, however, veneers may not be a good option and orthodontics may be a better option. These veneers are custom made for each patient from molds taken of their particular teeth. Veneers should be cared for in the same way as natural teeth, with a regular oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing.
To learn more about veneers from our Newberg, OR, family dentist, Dr. Toy, call to schedule an appointment today at 503-538-2143.
What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.
"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."
But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.
"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."
What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.
Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.
To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.
Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?
"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.