The weeks from Thanksgiving to New Year’s are jam-packed with holiday parties and gatherings with co-workers, friends, and family. Some fellow revelers you see on a daily basis, while others you only get to visit with around the holidays. In either case, aside from bringing the perfect gift or bottle of wine, looking your best is on your mind.
After all, whether you’re posting a holiday party selfie or Aunt Sally is capturing the play-by-play of the family gathering, flashing a beautiful dazzling smile just makes for a better photograph and a more confident you. But if your teeth are dull or you have chipped or broken teeth, it’s natural to be embarrassed and to shy away from being in photographs.
If you’re done playing the photographer just so you won’t be in the holiday photos or reluctantly agreeing to be in the photo but always hiding your smile to cover your damaged teeth, the team at Greenway Dental Group in Greenbelt, Maryland, has a special holiday gift idea just for you — dental veneers.
Although teeth whitening is still the most popular cosmetic dental procedure, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that dental veneers now rank as the second most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. Veneers are an ideal go-to treatment that cover teeth imperfections such as stained, chipped, cracked, gapped, misshapen, or crooked teeth.
Dental veneers are exceptionally thin shells of porcelain or resin that are custom-made to fit on the front surface of damaged teeth. The cosmetic dental specialists at Greenway Dental Group can make a veneer to cover one or more teeth to hide the flaws and bring out your best smile.
One of the best things about veneers is that they’re made to look like your own natural teeth — both in color and shape. They’re designed to fit perfectly and not affect your bite, lips, or cheeks.
Another big plus for dental veneers is that in merely two to three appointments, you can have that smile you’ve always wanted. Yes, by the time you’ve wrapped the last gift, you could be ready to show off your new dazzling smile. All without the time commitment and muss and fuss of other treatments like braces.
Initially, you meet with your dentist for a consultation and examination. If you’re a candidate for veneers and decide to move ahead, your next appointment is the prep work.
Your dentist first removes a thin layer of enamel on the teeth your veneers will cover so they can remain flush with the rest of your teeth. Then your dentist creates a mold or impression of your teeth so your veneers fit properly and precisely over your natural teeth. Your dentist then sends the impression to a laboratory to be milled.
In a couple of weeks, you return for the final appointment. Your dentist bonds the veneers to the front surface of your teeth and you walk out with a new smile for the new year.
With vigilant at-home care of brushing and flossing as well as making appointments for routine dental exams and professional cleanings, dental veneers can last 10-15 years. A perfect, beautiful smile that lasts a long time? That’s definitely a win-win.
If you’re done wishing you had a nicer smile and want to smile your way through the holiday season into the new year, contact the cosmetic dentistry specialists at Greenway Dental Group in Greenbelt, Maryland. Book your consultation online, or call the office today.