Veneers Specialist

Ohio Cosmetic Dentists, Inc.

Sam Latif, D.M.D., FMII, FICOI, DICOI

Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Columbus, OH

Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment used to correct a wide range of imperfections like crooked or misshapen teeth, discoloration, or gaps, giving you a beautiful smile. Sam Latif, DMD, has helped many patients in the Columbus, Ohio, area achieve the smile of their dreams with veneers. Make an appointment with Dr. Latif by calling Ohio Cosmetic Dentists, Inc. or using the online booking tool.

Veneers

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, porcelain covers for the fronts of your teeth. They’re custom-made in a dental lab to fit your teeth exactly, then Dr. Latif bonds them to your teeth to create a beautiful, uniform smile. The porcelain is tinted to match your neighboring teeth and ensure a natural appearance.

Dental veneers are strong and durable. They’re also stain-resistant so you don’t need to worry about your smile becoming discolored. With proper care, veneers last for 10 years or more.

What dental imperfections do veneers correct?

Dr. Latif uses dental veneers to create beautiful smiles, correcting a variety of imperfections, including:

  • Unevenly sized or shaped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps
  • Worn or chipped teeth
  • Discoloration that won’t respond to teeth whitening treatment

How are veneers installed?

Dr. Latif usually installs veneers over two appointments. The procedure is minimally invasive and shouldn’t cause any discomfort.

During the first appointment, Dr. Latif examines your teeth to ensure they are healthy enough to support veneers. Then he prepares your teeth for veneers by carefully removing a thin layer of your tooth enamel from the front of your teeth.

Dr. Latif takes a mold of your teeth, which is sent to the lab where they manufacture your permanent veneer. He fits a temporary veneer to protect your teeth while your custom veneer is made.

At your second appointment, Dr. Latif removes your temporary veneer and bonds your permanent veneer to your teeth. He carefully checks the fit of the veneer and your bite. Finally, he polishes your veneer so it shines like natural teeth.

How should I take care of my dental veneers?

Dr. Latif will give you instructions on how to care for your veneers. You should continue to brush and floss your teeth regularly and have routine dental checkups and cleanings. Dental veneers are resistant to decay, but Dr. Latif still needs to examine and care for your natural teeth, gums, and jaw. Good dental hygiene extends the longevity of your veneers.

If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, call or schedule an appointment online today.