Huffman Family Dentistry’s Treatment Instantly Corrects Damaged Teeth for a Flawless Smile
Huffman Family Dentistry now offers a dental treatment that can give teeth a smoother, whiter, and more even appearance.
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells made of plastic or resin. These are attached to the tooth to correct cosmetic problems like chipped or discolored teeth, gaps in teeth, or unusually small or irregularly-shaped teeth. These can also hide slight crookedness or uneven surfaces such as bulges or craters.
Huffman Family Dentistry now makes it easier to get natural-looking veneers in Anchorage AK. The dental health team, led by Dr. Jon Weaver and Dr. Andrew Newman, pays attention to every detail, from custom-designing the color and shape so that it matches the rest of your teeth, to adequately spacing the veneers so it is still easy to floss and brush.
And as part of its commitment to using only the best materials, Huffman Family Dentistry only uses high-quality porcelain veneers. Unlike other opaque materials, porcelain reflects light just like the teeth. Combined with the dentists’ experienced eye for how to shape and space the veneer, the result is a harmonious smile that looks 100% natural.
Porcelain veneers also resists staining and is stronger and more durable. With proper care, it can last up to 15 to 20 years—or up to three times longer than composite veneers.
Porcelain veneers typically take about two to three appointments, depending on the number of veneers. At the initial consultation, the dentist will ask about the patient’s goals and then look at the teeth to see what needs to be done. After giving recommendations, he will take a mold of the teeth which will be used to make the veneers.
At the second consultation, the teeth surface will be prepared for the veneers. This is not painful, because a numbing cream will be applied. The veneers are then bonded to the tooth with dental cement. This usually takes about two hours, depending on how extensive the dental work is.
Veneers require very little recovery time; once the numbing cream wears off, the person can go back to their usual routine. There are no food restrictions, but it is advisable to drink from a straw and avoid very hard or crunchy food for the first week. As always, Huffman Family Dentistry will provide instructions and tips for proper care.
Aside from a little teeth sensitivity in the first two weeks, veneers aren’t painful. Some people may need some time to get used to how the veneers feel while chewing, biting, or talking. However, this is more of an adjustment period and is not physically uncomfortable or limiting.
Huffman Family Dentistry offers porcelain veneers as part of its commitment to providing the best cosmetic dental treatments in Anchorage, Alaska—thus improving patients’ appearance and confidence. Aside from veneers, it also has teeth whitening services, tooth-colored fillings, and natural-looking dental implants.