Veneers are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain or composite resin that fit over your natural teeth to improve their appearance. They are typically used only in the front of the mouth. They can cover small imperfections that would otherwise require a lot of work to fix. Veneers are durable, normally lasting for about 10 years before needing full replacement. Veneers are especially helpful in improving your smile if you have teeth that are chipped, stained or misshapen.
Why are Dental Veneers needed?
You may want dental veneers because you are unhappy with the way that your teeth look, and want a change. Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues such as:
- Teeth that are stained and can not be whitened by bleaching
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Crooked or mishappen teeth
- Uneven spaces or a large gap between the upper front teeth
- Improving the overall look of your smile
What makes you a candidate for Dental Veneers?
The procedure to actually place dental veneers requires little to no anesthetic. Veneers are normally done in two appointments, with the first appointment involving preparing the teeth and the second appointment to place the veneers. Veneers are matched to your existing teeth so that they look natural and realistic. Veneers are a viable option for patients wanting a dramatic change to their smile without invasive surgeries or procedures.
What happens during the Dental Veneer process?
The first appointment to place veneers involves preparing the teeth. This is done by slightly roughing up and buffing the teeth to improve adhesion of the new veneers. You will have impressions taken of the front teeth that will be used to create the restorations. The second appointment involves placing the veneers so that they look even, uniform and natural. The veneers may need to be adjusted slightly after they’ve been placed so that they are comfortable and realistic-looking. Your new veneers can last for up to 10 years without needing repair or replacement with the proper care and hygiene. We will give you information on how to care for your new veneers when brushing and flossing your teeth.
If you’re interested in dental veneers or would like to learn more about this procedure, call our office today and we’ll be happy to further assist you.