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Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that is designed to improve the appearance of your smile. This is often designed to brighten a stained smile or improve the appearance of one or more unappealing teeth. The specific imperfections in your smile will influence the cosmetic dental treatment your dentist, Dr. Nirmal Aujla, recommends.

Dental veneers can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that have chips, mismatched fillings, or chronic stains. The veneers are custom made in a dental lab out of porcelain shells that will fit over the faces of the teeth in your smile. Once they are installed, they will look exactly like natural tooth enamel.

As an added bonus, the porcelain material is not as receptive to stains as natural tooth enamel. Thus, your smile will stay whiter for longer.

At the first appointment, Dr. Nirmal Aujla will examine the teeth in your smile and take a few X-rays to assess the health of each tooth. It’s important to make sure that there is sufficient strong enamel to securely mount a veneer.

If one or more of your teeth lack sufficient healthy enamel to secure a dental veneer, Dr. Nirmal Aujla might recommend fitting the tooth with a porcelain dental crown.

Dr. Nirmal Aujla will use a drill to remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth and then make a detailed impression of all the teeth in your smile. This will be sent a dental lab to be used as a guide for crafting your custom porcelain dental veneers.

Dr. Nirmal Aujla will call you to schedule the second appointment when your veneers are ready. During this appointment, he will cement your new dental veneers in place.

If you are interested in improving your unappealing smile with dental veneers in Watertown, New York, you should call 315-788-7070 to schedule an appointment at Jefferson Dental Health PC.