For a Smile That Dazzles, Think Veneers
Simply put, a veneer is a covering, something like the thin layer on a piece of furniture that gives it the look of natural wood. When it comes to your teeth, a veneer refers to a thin covering made of porcelain or composite resin material. It can mask discolorations, brighten teeth, and generally improve your smile.Professional models, actors, and politicians do it. They’re changing their smiles—and they have influenced a growing number of people to take the same step by asking dentists to give them veneers.
A Better Look
Veneers are used to change a tooth’s color, size, or shape. They are ideal for masking teeth that are stained or chipped, or filling in gaps between front teeth.
According to a consumer study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a new smile can make you appear more attractive, more successful, and even more intelligent. The AACD survey found that the first things people notice about someone’s smile include:
- Whiteness and color of teeth
- Sincerity of smile
- If any teeth are missing
- Sparkle of smile
What are teeth veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.But placing custom teeth veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail.
The procedure begins with the preparation of the tooth. This entails removing the discolored or unsightly portion of the tooth and meticulously shaping the tooth in preparation for the new veneer. Once we have shaped the tooth, we will take an impression. This impression will be sent to our lab where your new restoration will be crafted. While the new veneers are created, we will provide you with a temporary restoration. Our temporary restorations will resemble your natural teeth so that you can continue with your daily life without worrying about a missing or incompatible tooth.
During your second visit to the office, we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration. The veneers will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new tooth feels exactly like one of your natural teeth. The final step in the process will be to bond the new veneers into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.
Will dental veneers look like normal teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.
What to Expect If You Get Veneers
Veneers can be applied to a single tooth or a series of teeth. The entire process may take up to three appointments: diagnosis and treatment planning, preparing the teeth, and bonding.
Keep Your Smile Sparkling
Veneers are intended to last for many years. Your dentist can advise when you should consider having your veneers replaced. Brush and floss regularly to ensure your veneers stay strong. Avoiding foods and beverages that may discolor your veneers, such as coffee, tea, or red wine, will help keep your smile white and sparkling. .