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A smile that has been riddled with chips, discolored fillings, stains, or other cosmetic imperfections can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. This can be an even more significant problem if one of the teeth in your smile has developed a visible cavity.

Here at North Fork Dental Care, Dr. James Thomason is well versed in a wide range of cosmetic dental applications. One of the most effective ways to improve a smile suffering from multiple imperfections is to install dental veneers.

The porcelain veneers are custom-made shells that are developed in a dental lab to fit perfectly over the faces of each tooth in your smile. Once they are installed, they will look exactly like natural teeth. The porcelain material is not as receptive to stains as natural tooth enamel. Once they are installed, the veneers will make it easy to maintain your newly whitened smile.

This is a two-stage process that starts with Dr. James Thomason examining each tooth in your smile and taking 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. James Thomason might recommend a porcelain dental crown.

Dr. James Thomason will then use a drill to remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. Next, he will 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.

You will need to come back in for a second appointment, when your veneers are ready. During this appointment, he will cement your new dental veneers in place.

If your smile is suffering from multiple cosmetic imperfections and you’re interested in dental veneers in Rexburg, Idaho, you should call 208-356-3012 and talk to our team at North Fork Dental Care.