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What Is a Veneer?

Posted on September 17, 2018

If you want to take the next step in optimising your smile, a cosmetic dental procedure might be the right way to go. But which procedure? Over the following weeks we will go into more detail about one cosmetic dental procedure. This week, let’s dive in and explore veneers.

If you’re worried about that chip on your tooth or that gap in your front, a veneer may be a procedure worth considering. Veneers (also known as Lumineers, which are one of the many brands of veneer) are applied to your enamel as a thin piece of coating to smooth out any irregularities, chips, or gaps on the tooth surface. They are designed to make your teeth look consistent, giving you that perfect smile. Veneers may also help your teeth look better aligned without the need for orthodontics, though this isn’t recommended for every patient.

Veneers can be made out of porcelain or plastic. Depending on the quality of the material, your veneers can last for many years or even decades. They are very durable and are designed to withstand normal teeth use, such as eating, brushing, and flossing.

As a cosmetic dental procedure, it’s important to research whether your insurance plan covers such procedures. Come visit us at TLC4Gums to learn more about the veneer procedure that we offer and whether or not it’s the ideal method of smile optimisation for you!

Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me?

Posted on August 31, 2018

Smile Makeover Phoenix AZ

If you want to take the next step in optimising your smile, a cosmetic dental procedure might be the right way to go. But which procedure? Over the following weeks we will go into more detail about one cosmetic dental procedure. This week, we’ll take a look at teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening has been a procedure that has been perfected over thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Egyptians. Today, our whitening process has improved immensely since then. It’s natural that our teeth will turn yellow as we age, because the enamel coating can wear down, revealing more of the yellow insides of the tooth, also known as dentin. Teeth can also become stained from eating and drinking things such as berries, coffee, tea, wine, and of course, smoking.

If you believe that your smile isn’t what it once was, we can restore your shine and smile with our range of whitening options depending on your current needs and circumstances. Whitening services can include from whitening gel, UV/LED whitening, and laser whitening. Your dentist will advise you on the best way to maintain your perfect smile after the whitening process. Remember that whitening is no substitute for regular dental care, and that the stains can always return if you’re not careful!

Because teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure, it’s worth looking into whether your insurance plan will cover it. Contact us at TLC 4 GUMS to learn more about our cosmetic procedures and find out if teeth whitening is the right option for your smile restoration!